Although the ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) will be a virtual meeting this year, The Life Raft Group continues to be at the forefront in collaborating in efforts to improve treatment for cancer patients. This year, two important abstracts will be presented online that illustrate these efforts.
Drug repository programs have the potential to be a key component in accessing life-saving treatments. In a landscape where prices for cancer drugs are escalating, many face a challenge in obtaining life-saving treatments. There are many resources for overcoming these obstacles, but it is clearly not enough for those already struggling with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
ASCO 2019 LRG Directors attended the Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference to network and research collaboration possibilities among over 40,000 doctors, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and other patient advocacy groups. Left [...]
The Life Raft Group is pleased to announce the release of the tenth issue of The GIST Cancer Journal, the official journal of the Life Raft Group. The journal is intended to serve as [...]
A recent call to action from ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology recommends expanding clinical trials to include more older adults. Given that greater than 60% of cancers in [...]
The 6th issue of the GIST Cancer Journal, official journal of the LRG and the first academic journal devoted solely to GIST is now available
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is planning its first-ever clinical registry study, the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR). ASCO plans should increase patient access to off-label drugs and match patients with [...]
At the recent American Society of American Oncology Meeting (ASCO), Dr. George Demetri, Director of the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, presented results from a collaborative trial that indicates in [...]
Immunotherapy treatments garnered a great deal of attention at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This article from the New York Times discusses this form of treatment and its [...]
ASCO was held again this year in Chicago. Over 32,000 medical professionals and exhibitors participated in what has become an international event. 53% of attendees now come from outside the US. It helps to know [...]