Monthly Archives: August 2015

Logistic Toxicity: A Concern for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for both the patient and their caregivers. There is so much to absorb: the emotions, the drastic change in priorities and lifestyle, the treatments required, the financial burden. In [...]

By |2018-11-05T15:01:44-05:00August 31st, 2015|Advocacy, News, Patient Support|

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Announces Innovative Basket Study

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) recently announced results from a "basket study," an innovative clinical trial design that studies response to drugs based on specific mutations in patients' tumors rather than where the cancer originated.The [...]

By |2018-11-02T14:54:14-04:00August 26th, 2015|Clinical Trials, News, Research|

Need for Extended Adjuvant Treatment to Prevent Recurrence in GIST May Be Underestimated

A recent study in JAMA Oncology found that patients who undergo primary GIST resection might not receive the optimal recommended duration of adjuvant therapy, which can impact their recurrence-free survival (RFS). The study was [...]

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