Rachel Gilbert has lived with PAWS-GIST for 13 years
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New Addenbrooke's clinic specialises in rare cancer

The first clinic of its kind in Europe has opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with the aim of finding a cure for one of the rarest types of cancer.

PAWS-GIST mostly affects young women. It generally starts in the stomach with several primary tumours.

The first patient at the new clinic was Rachel Gilbert, 28 - the first person in East Anglia to be diagnosed with the cancer when she was 15.

  • 28 Mar 2014