Monthly Archives: April 2016


Webcast Provides Perspective on Generic Imatinib

On February 1, 2016, the commercial launch of the generic version of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), originally for CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), was approved by the FDA and became available for the first time in the United States through Sun Pharmaceuticals. In response to this transition, the LRG provided an educational Webinar to the CML and GIST communities on March 18th entitled “Generic Imatinib: Gaining Perspective.”

By |2020-07-09T15:58:49-04:00April 8th, 2016|Generics, GIST Education, Webcast|

Nutrition – Absorbing Nutrients After Surgery

The digestive system is a group of organs that work together to feed the entire body by converting food into energy and basic nutrients. Food is ingested through the mouth; passed through the esophagus into the stomach; and filtered through the small intestine, pancreas and liver. Based on its particular function, each organ contributes in different ways to turn the food we eat into the nutrients we need.

By |2020-04-09T10:23:16-04:00April 8th, 2016|Coping with GIST, Integrative Medicine, Newsletter, Nutrition|

Brief from ASCO’s Clinical Cancer Advances 2016

On February 4, 2016, Life Raft Group member Noha Hussein attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Capitol Hill Briefing on their report, “Clinical Cancer Advances 2016,” in Washington, DC at the Rayburn [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:55:28-04:00April 5th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Newsletter|
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