At the most basic level, cancer patients join clinical trials because of perceived value and perceived cost. In this context, perceived cost refers to more than just financial cost, although that is important. Perceived [...]
We had a successful GIST Awareness Day meeting on 8th July 2017 in Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai. It was attended by Dr. P Jagannath (Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai) and Dr. Vikram Chaudhari from the Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital and GIST patients.
We are in the midst of one of the most exciting times in history to be involved in cancer research. Over 60 anti-cancer drugs have gained FDA-approval in the last 10 years, and that [...]
Fall and winter mark the beginning of the flu season which is a concern for GIST patients. Though the weather is extraordinarily warm in this early winter, it does not mean the temperatures [...]
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine outlines the advantages of data sharing from clinical trials. The authors state that data sharing can lead to the discovery of new treatment modalities as well [...]
The Life Raft Group is opening up the application process for our third Virtual GIST Tumor Board, date to be determined. This time we are expanding our applications to review all GIST cases from around [...]
The Life Raft Group joins the global community in honoring World Cancer Day 2015.We join with everyone in the cancer community: researchers, physicians, advocates, patient organizations, government agencies, and most importantly, patient and caregivers to [...]