This discussion reviewed CRCI in general, and how a person who is being treated for GIST could be affected. We also talked about strategies that can help ameliorate CRCI, new research on CRCI and GIST. we also gave advice on how cancer survivors can best cope with and care for themselves during this unusual global health event.
The latest issue of LRG Science is titled, "First-Line Imatinib More Effective Than Widely Believed - LRG Science - Treatment for Resistant GIST - Improved, but Still Very Far to Go." In this issue, the LRG Real World Evidence team analyzes data from our Patient Registry in order to evaluate the efficacy of imatinib as a first-line treatment in GIST. Subscribe to LRG Science by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SUBSCRIBE LRG SCIENCE.
Patient-reported outcomes is a buzz-phase that we hear a lot these days. At the Life Raft Group, I was recently in a meeting where we were discussing patient-reported outcomes, the LRG registry and patient-powered [...]
"Summer, Summer almost here. Let’s give summer a big fat cheer! Of this fact, I’m surely clear: summer is the best time of year." ~Tim Rasinski Many people love the warm sun, [...]
A significant finding from a newly published study in JAMA Oncology, indicates that nearly one-fourth of GIST patients with advanced disease initially treated with imatinib will survive for ten years or more. The study, [...]
On September 19, 2016 the Life Raft Group was pleased to have Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, share his knowledge [...]
On February 1, 2016, there was a commercial launch of the generic version of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) which is approved for CML patients by the FDA. As the first to file for generic marketing [...]
A few weeks ago, Chris Carley lost his battle with GIST and the Life Raft Group lost one of its heroes. He was 73 and had been fighting his battle with GIST since 1995. He [...]
On February 1, 2016, the commercial launch of the generic version of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), originally for CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), was approved by the FDA and became available for the first time in the United States through Sun Pharmaceuticals. In response to this transition, the LRG provided an educational Webinar to the CML and GIST communities on March 18th entitled “Generic Imatinib: Gaining Perspective.”
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy with imatinib for GIST has increased significantly over time, and that patients treated with the [...]