In the summer of 2001, Mike Matthews is dying. He becomes part of a small group of cancer patients whose gastrointestinal stromal tumors dramatically respond to an experimental drug, STI571. The tumors that were about to take his life begin to shrink until they are more than 80 percent gone.
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
After a five-year battle with GIST, Life Raft Group member Mitsuru Hayami died July 12 in Tokyo, Japan. Despite the global distances involved, two Life Rafters met Hayami— Carol Donnell of New Zealand and Rita Raj of New York City.