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.
It has been a long journey since that day Melinda and I walked out of my Dallas oncologist’s office in May, 2000 knowing that I had a rare, then untreatable cancer. Now, it has [...]
The side effects of traditional chemotherapy treatments are often apparent, with images of bald patients with pain-etched faces captured in photographs. For targeted therapies such as those for GIST patients and other cancers that [...]