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Advocates unite to help struggling patients in Macedonia

Vera was diagnosed with GIST in August 2007. She had her first gastrectomy with the tumor removed from her intestines. One year later, she had a recurrence in the stomach, intestines and liver. A second operation was successful at removing the tumors from her stomach and intestines, but two cysts remained in her liver. After consultation with her local oncologist and a GIST specialist located in Greece, Vera started 400mg of Gleevec on January 15, 2009.

By |2019-12-26T15:19:24-05:00April 1st, 2010|Advocacy, News|

Member Story – Judi Lifton

Judi Lifton had no idea what she was getting into when she tried to get compassionate use of AMN107 for her partner, Leland Emerson. He could not qualify for the trial as he had already taken Gleevec, Sutent and AMG706. Being ever the vigilant caregiver, Judi began the process which would end up consuming all of her time and possibly her sanity.

By |2015-03-10T15:12:00-04:00November 11th, 2007|Member Stories|
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