Monthly Archives: June 2013


Fertility preservation in young cancer patients promoted by ASCO

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) and Livestrong Foundation have launched a video on YouTube to promote discussion of fertility preservation in young cancer patients. Keep reading to learn more.

By |2017-03-31T13:00:45-04:00June 18th, 2013|News, Pediatric GIST|

How ‘Next Generation’ DNA sequencing is changing the landscape of GIST research and diagnosis

During the past dozen years gastrointestinal stromal tumors have emerged from oncologic obscurity and reached center-stage in the development of targeted therapies for solid tumors. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) like imatinib, sunitinib, and more recently regorafenib, have proven effective in suppressing the growth of metastatic GIST, allowing patients to live far longer than during the previous era of ineffective chemotherapy.

By |2019-09-20T12:32:28-04:00June 11th, 2013|News, Research|

First GDOL Chicago hits a homerun!

Our first Chicago GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) was a huge success! Over 50 GISTers and their families gathered for a great day of learning, and sharing experiences. It was wonderful to get to meet so many new people and reconnect with old friends.

By |2019-09-20T12:33:07-04:00June 11th, 2013|GIST Education, Gleevec, News, Patient Support, Survival Strategies|

Our Decision to Enter Hospice

I’ve been thinking a lot about writing this article. The last thing I want to do is cause worry or pain to anyone reading this. Then I thought of all the people who could possibly benefit in the future from knowing ahead of time what we didn’t know at the time we needed to know it.

By |2018-07-06T13:30:18-04:00June 11th, 2013|Coping with GIST, News, Sutent|
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