Learn about the medicare lottery. It is the system devised to implement the Medicare Replacement Drug Demonstration that will cover some oral drugs before Medicare’s comprehensive prescription drug program began in 2006. This lottery is [...]
Your friend has been diagnosed with cancer and now suddenly you must deal with this new dynamic in your relationship. This new change of having a serious illness can make you unsure how to act.
Caring for a family member or friend with cancer who lives far away has its unique challenges. All of the usual caregiving concerns about a loved one's health and well-being may be intensified, since long-distance caregivers can't be physically present to provide care at all times.
Different challenges face those who help provide care for a person who is hospitalized. For example, caregiving in a hospital requires providing support and acting as a liaison between the patient and the health-care team.
The responsibilities of care giving may seem complex and overwhelming at first. Depending on the person's needs, a caregiver may provide physical care; help with medical care, financial issues, or insurance issues; and serve as the liaison [...]
Co-Existing Conditions Co-existing conditions are medical illnesses or problematic conditions that a person has along with cancer, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression. These conditions often influence how a person responds to treatment, [...]
NOTE: We have some specific information about some drugs on the "Drug Interactions" lists. When we have specific or detailed information about a drug interaction, it will appear on this page. Note that for the [...]
Clinical Management of GIST Helsinki and Barcelona 2003-Conference Highlights Question: Your study is entitled “Differential Gene Expression Profiles of Imatinib-Sensitive and -Resistant Sarcoma Cell Lines After Exposure to Imatinib.” Could you briefly summarize your key [...]
Rachel Gilbert talks about GIST at the Teenage Cancer Trust Conference. Gilbert was diagnosed with GIST when she was 15.
The Sarcoma Foundation of America held its Tenth Annual Gala on April 30 in New York, honoring doctors and survivors from many different corners of the sarcoma world. One of our own longtime Life Raft Group members, Maura Cesarini, was honored, along with seven other recipients, with the 2012 Courage Award.