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Mother Continuing to Thrive, Cancer-Free

I am so incredibly proud to say that my mom is continuing to thrive, cancer-free. The words still seem foreign to me—‘cancer’ still pulls my heart to my throat, but then it’s the ‘free’ that really catches my breath. It makes me believe in the healing power of love, positivity, and honestly—medicine. My mom, Terry, […]


Posted: September 27, 2021 | View More »


Diane’s Story Update, March 2017

Part 2—Diane’s story update, March 2017:   It will soon be 2 years since I was was diagnosed with carcinosarcoma (April 2015). I wanted to provide an update of where I am and what is going on with the GCS Project.   Clinically, I am pretty much the same. I am under the care of […]


Posted: March 20, 2017 | View More »


Finding Hope in 2021

Featured in Peoria Magazine. Hope. Our sister never—not for one minute—lost hope. March 15, 2021 marked the third anniversary we remembered our sister, Diane Redington, who lost her courageous three-year battle to gynecologic carcinosarcoma (GCS/MMMT).


Posted: May 10, 2021 | View More »


Study of Rebastinib + Paclitaxel Combination

A Phase 1b/2, Open Label Study of Rebastinib + Paclitaxel Combination for Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors NCT03601897 is a 2-part open label, Phase 1b/2, multicenter study of Rebastinib (DCC-2036), a novel tyrosine switch control inhibitor, orally administered in combination with Paclitaxel. Part 1 evaluated two doses of rebastinib at 50 and 100 […]


Posted: November 11, 2020 | View More »


Study for Recurrent Gynecological Carcinosarcoma

Dr. Arend, an assistant professor and senior scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received funding from 2 drug companies – Bristol Myers Squib and Exelixis to perform an investigator initiated trial for patients with carcinosarcoma: “A phase II single arm study of cabozantinib plus nivolumab and ipilimumab in women with recurrent gynecological […]


Posted: May 26, 2020 | View More »


A Daughter Shares Hope

Our beautiful, amazing, fearlessly strong mother, Terry, was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma on July 18, 2018, at the age of 59. It was a shock to everyone, including her healthcare team.   The first, or really, the most apparent symptom was a persistent pelvic pressure. A pelvic ultrasound revealed several masses on both ovaries and […]


Posted: December 16, 2019 | View More »


Clinical Trials – Leads and Recommendations

As we come across any information on Clinical Trials, we will post them here. We also encourage you to share any information with us by posting on our Forum by clicking here or sending us a message via our Contact Us page. Please Share!   11/20/2019 Click here for PDF of current trials updated November […]


Posted: November 28, 2017 | View More »


Are You a Candidate for Cold Caps?

Hair loss is one of the most challenging side effects of chemotherapy for many patients. Some are opting for the use of cold caps or scalp cooling systems to reduce hair loss.These systems work by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the scalp, reducing the amount of chemotherapy medicine that reaches the hair follicles.   “Cold caps […]


Posted: December 3, 2019 | View More »


Seeking the ‘Holy Grail’ of Curing Cancer

Posted with permission from Healthy Cells Magazine Greater Peoria Metro Area, Illinois, 2017 What goal do two special daughters of Illinois have in common? They desire to find a cure for cancer in their lifetimes. When Peoria native Nancy Goodman Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy Komen, that she would do her best to eradicate […]


Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »


The GCS Project’s First Fundraiser: 2017

Many hands and voices helped pay tribute to the late country singer/songwriter Holly Dunn as more than $40,000.00 was raised at a music and memory-filled event held at BMI Nashville on March 30 to support The GCS Project’s gynecologic carcinosarcoma research at Massachusetts General Hospital. When award-winning Dunn was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma in March […]


Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »