One of the frequently asked questions from the GIST Community is “Why are there some GIST patients who do not take any medication to treat GIST?”
“It was such a frustrating time. It was awful,” Linda says, recalling how doctors had recommended she give Glaxo-SmithKline’s drug Votrient a shot but was unable to get Jessica’s insurance company to cover it despite appeals documented by GIST specialists.
LRG’s stand on placebo- use in clinical trials was recently highlighted in the November/December issue of European magazine, "Cancer World".
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 [...]
It’s probably helpful to describe the decision-making process that led to our position regarding the use of a placebo. We are a diverse group of GIST patients, families and friends in about 30 countries.