Yearly Archives: 2011


LRG Canada holds third general meeting in Vancouver

Life Raft Group Canada held its third successful annual general meeting (AGM) on November 5 in the West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia. The event began with a talk by Dr. Cheng-han Lee of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia.

By |2019-09-26T15:54:33-04:00December 1st, 2011|Events, News|

Surgery and Genotyping Studies Highlighted at ASCO Conference

One of the highlights of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference was the session “Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Multimodal Approach.” George Demetri M.D. began the discussion with a review of the history and biology of GIST. Dr. Demetri reviewed the current status of GIST and brought up some new challenges ahead.

By |2019-09-26T15:56:05-04:00November 22nd, 2011|News|

Sign our petition: Safe medicines save lives!

Many cancer patients around the world have poor access to cancer therapy, especially in parts of Latin America. For those who cannot afford or access the original branded medicine, they are left with alternative options. Those medicines may be less safe, of lesser quality, or not produce the desired therapeutic effect as the original counterpart. Thus, patients’ lives are at risk.

By |2019-09-30T13:34:32-04:00October 1st, 2011|News|

Dutch GISTers share laughter, tears & hugs

It was a foggy autumn Saturday morning, September 24th, 2011, when my husband and I drove to the annual GIST Contact Day. From all parts of our country as well as from Belgium, and countries like Germany and Portugal, Dutch speaking members were on their way to celebrate life with each other.

By |2019-09-30T13:35:23-04:00October 1st, 2011|News|

Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances explained

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) pays disability benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not.

By |2019-09-30T13:35:58-04:00October 1st, 2011|News|
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