The LRG was fortunate to get a few minutes with GIST specialist, Jonathan Trent, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who shared his experience with his patients over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eric Lindberg, diagnosed with GIST in 2017, works as an emergency room nurse and has been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&A with a LRG Major Donor & Fundraiser
For GIST patients, long term survival is the ultimate goal. A number of factors may influence long term survival – some of these are demographic and clinical, like mutational subtype and genetic factors. However, there are a number of others that are perhaps more subtle, such as lifestyle, attitude, and access to treatment, experts, and advice.
Amelia Yeo, LRG Country Liaison for Singapore and GIST caregiver, describes how she and her husband are doing during this global health pandemic.
Hope is an important resource during difficulty times. Mary Garland, Director of Communications for the LRG, shares her observations on hope.
As research regarding GIST and other relevant topics is extensive and dynamic, consensus among the Real World Evidence Team was that it would be a good idea to convene a group tasked with monitoring and assessing this research. Recently the LRG held its inaugural virtual meeting of the newly formed LRG Science Forum.
We often hear our patients and caregivers say they are struggling with anxiety due to a GIST diagnosis. This anxiety can put a damper on everyday life. Here are ten tips to stay in the moment when your thoughts wander.
Marlene has been a member of the Life Raft Group since 2011. Marlene has a long history of volunteerism for which she credits her mother who modeled helping anyone and everyone.
Many GIST patients around the world struggle with getting the treatment they need to survive and thrive. Arun Krishnan’s story illustrates how collaboration between patient groups and doctors across the globe can affect patient survival.