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LRG Supports New Jersey Legislation to Limit Patient Cost Sharing

Although GIST is among the few rare diseases that has oral chemotherapy drug treatment options available to its patients, the cost of affording these life saving medications can sometimes impose deep financial hardship depending [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:55:47-04:00February 12th, 2016|Advocacy, News|

GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank: A researcher’s perspective

The Life Raft Group GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank consists of a collection of tumor specimens from a large number of patients, stored at Stanford University. The advantages of having a tissue bank for a [...]

By |2020-02-05T08:36:22-05:00February 10th, 2016|News, Newsletter, Research, Tissue Bank|

Generic Imatinib Approved in the US for CML: What does it mean for GIST patients?

On February 1, 2016, the commercial launch of the generic version of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), for CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) was approved by the FDA after the Novartis patent expiration and will become available for the first time in the United States through Sun Pharmaceuticals.

By |2019-09-23T11:28:24-04:00February 10th, 2016|Drug Treatment, Generics, Gleevec, News, Newsletter|

How To S.T.O.P. Caregiver Burnout

According to a 2015 report by the  National Alliance of Caregivers, approximately 43.5 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or child in 2015. Caregivers come from diverse demographic [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:38:50-04:00February 10th, 2016|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News, Newsletter|

The Heart of the Matter: Cardiac Health for GIST Patients

The heart is at the center of the cardiovascular system, the main function of which is to pump blood throughout the body, providing tissue and organs with the oxygen and nutrients they need. To [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:37:59-04:00February 10th, 2016|GIST Education, Newsletter, Side Effects|

All We Need is Love: A collection of messages and images from the heart

Dear LRG Community, Thanks to our: Caregivers, the unsung heroes who care for and give to our patients every day Research team, who tirelessly reach for our mission to find a cure Donors, who [...]

By |2019-04-10T15:09:14-04:00February 10th, 2016|LRG Gallery, News, Newsletter, Photos|

Cancerversaries: Sara Gould and Gerard van Oortmerssen

 Sara Gould - Two Years "Two years into my GIST journey I am more positive about everything life offers.  I want to celebrate each and every day I am alive.  I want to see more of [...]

By |2019-07-03T10:40:46-04:00February 10th, 2016|Cancerversary, Member Stories, Newsletter|
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