The Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry gives GIST patients an opportunity to contribute to finding a cure by sharing information on their medical status, treatments and side effects. This information is kept in a comprehensive [...]
Your friend has been diagnosed with cancer and now suddenly you must deal with this new dynamic in your relationship. This new change of having a serious illness can make you unsure how to act.
Rachel J. Tate, 64, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 19, 2011.Born in Marion, NC, she was a daughter of the late Weldon and Pearl Bowman. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
Richard "Rick" W. Abbiehl, 43, lost his battle with GIST Cancer on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Rick was born on March 23, 1967 to Michael and Sharolyn (Early) Abbiehl of North [...]
Capt. Glen P. Banks died December 15, 2010 in his Westminster, Maryland home. He was 63 years old. Raised in New York, Capt. Banks served in the U.S. Navy and sailed on merchant ships during Vietnam and the First Gulf War.
Here is David J Brandis' in memoriam page. His legacy lives on to this day with his family and friends at Prairie Dental Group in IL.
Navigating the medical world as cancer patients is a difficult and stressful experience, often made more exhausting by insurance and prescription drug providers. While some of our members have health insurance through private insurance [...]
More Placebo Clinical Trials Predicted for Cancer Patients. After the controversy created by the use of a placebo in an early clinical trial for GIST patients, we hoped this issue would have gone away. Last year [...]
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) in young people is known as pediatric GIST. It is thought to be very rare. But is it as rare as we think? Are the 27 young members of The Life Raft Group a significant portion of the pediatric GIST patients in the world? As we try to answer that question, let’s also take a closer look at some of the different types of pediatric GIST.
So just what is the Medicare lottery? It is the system devised to implement the Medicare Replacement Drug Demonstration that will cover some oral drugs