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Marina Sez

Marina Symcox, PhD is a born teacher. Trained in biochemistry, she turned her considerable intellect to understanding GIST when she developed the disease back in the pre-Gleevec era. Waiting to die in hospice care, she was snatched from the jaws of death by the first trial of imatinib (Gleevec). Once she recovered a bit, she started again to study GIST and its treatment. She became one of the founding members of GIST Support International.

Marina's clear explanations in this section are taken from the archives of the GIST Support International listserv. Her talent for creating everyday analogies to convey difficult medical subjects is remarkable.