Monthly Archives: August 2014

Resources For Cancer Patients And Caregivers

Comprehensive resources for cancer patients and caregivers can be found on Patient Resource’s website. This is valuable information, not only for GIST patients, but also for those who may have friends and loved ones with other diagnoses.

By |2018-09-12T16:11:54-04:00August 29th, 2014|Coping with GIST, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

New Cancer Classification System Supports Concept of Personalized Treatment

A new cancer classification system that supports the idea of personalized medicine has been found as a result of a research study by University of California, San Francisco, indicated that more accurate diagnoses could be made based on genetic makeup.

By |2019-09-20T14:31:40-04:00August 27th, 2014|News, Research|

Cancer and Intimacy: Nurturing Relationships

All relationships have to weather storms, but when a couple faces the challenges of cancer treatment, intimacy can suffer. Intimacy can be difficult for any couple, but cancer and intimacy can be an even larger obstacle.

By |2019-09-20T14:40:40-04:00August 25th, 2014|Coping with GIST, News, Patient Support|

Japanese Study on Gastric Cancer Screening Shows Impact on GIST Treatment

A recent study from the Annals of Surgical Oncology (August, 2014) analyzes data found in the GIST registry conducted by the Kinki GIST Study Group in Japan. It was determined that by identifying asymptomatic patients, the Japanese gastric cancer screening system contributed to early detection of gastric GIST and favorable treatment outcomes.

By |2019-09-20T14:41:48-04:00August 21st, 2014|News, Research|

Second Meeting of LRG-NIH Virtual GIST Tumor Board Now Accepting Applications

The Life Raft Group, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the second meeting of the NIH-LRG Virtual GIST Tumor Board.

By |2019-09-20T14:42:35-04:00August 21st, 2014|Advocacy, GIST Education, News, Research|

Here Comes the Sun: Skin Protection Tips for GIST Patients

As wonderful as the sun feels, especially after the harsh winter many of us experienced, its effects are cause for concern, especially for patients already challenged with skin issues. Keep reading to learn some skin protection tips for GIST patients.

By |2019-09-20T14:48:22-04:00August 7th, 2014|GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

Lancet Oncology Publishes List of Drugs to Avoid for Patients on Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Lancet Oncology, a comprehensive overview of known or suspected drug-drug interactions between tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (Gleevec, Sutent, Stivarga) prescribed for GIST.

By |2019-09-20T14:49:25-04:00August 5th, 2014|Drug Treatment, News|
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