Howard W. Kemp, 85, of Meadowcrest, Fla., formerly of Holden, died Friday, March 27, 2009 in Inverness, Fla. He was born in Worcester, son of Howard L. and Jennie (Bates) Kemp, and graduated from Wentworth Institute and Boston University.
No one can predict how one will react when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Ulrich Schnorf (Ueli) was, during his lifetime and shall continue to be, an inspiration to many. Sadly, Ueli passed away on March 15, 2009 from diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was successfully battling GIST since his initial diagnosis in 2000 with surgery, Gleevec (600mg.), and most significantly, with incredible optimism and courage.
Approximately 2 ½ years later, Brittany was 7 years old when the disease recurred, this time in her liver. The course of action at that time was to use a drug called Gleevec, to control or shrink the tumor. This drug has been used with some success in adult GIST, but failed to help Brittany. A few months later Brittany had her second surgery to remove the tumor from her liver and during that surgery they found 3 more tumors in her stomach. They were successful in removing the 4 tumors after 12 hours in the operating room… this left her with 2 ounces of stomach.
The following article was reprinted from an email alert sent by LegisLink Action Center, a community education service of US Oncology. On September 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened the scope [...]
There are many types of cancer that can affect humans; they can arise in many different organs and from many different cell types within these organs. GIST is a relatively rare type of malignancy that [...]
Reviews of patients treated at three major cancer centers suggest that Sutent-related heart problems may be more common than initially reported. Reports of heart failure ranged from eight percent in 75 GIST patients treated [...]