Yearly Archives: 2007


Member Story – Judi Lifton

Judi Lifton had no idea what she was getting into when she tried to get compassionate use of AMN107 for her partner, Leland Emerson. He could not qualify for the trial as he had already taken Gleevec, Sutent and AMG706. Being ever the vigilant caregiver, Judi began the process which would end up consuming all of her time and possibly her sanity.

By |2015-03-10T15:12:00-04:00November 11th, 2007|Member Stories|

Looking for new ways to fight GIST

In 1991, Joseph Schlessinger, PhD, and Axel Ullrich, PhD, co-founded a small bio-tech company. Taking the first letter of each of their names, they named the company Sugen. Sugen was considered to be one of [...]

By |2019-12-30T11:45:46-05:00November 3rd, 2007|News|

Member Story – April Calloway Stephens

April was always comfortable with her decision to start a family but she understood the gravity of her actions and what that might mean to other patients. “I think stopping Gleevec to start a family is something that each patient would have to consider closely with their doctor. I was fortunate enough to be “No Evidence of Disease” since my surgery in 2000, so my family, doctor and I were comfortable stopping it.

By |2019-11-08T10:58:06-05:00October 13th, 2007|Member Stories|
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