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The LRG Partners with GIST Survivor on Facebook

GIST Survivor is a private group and only members can see who is in the group and what is posted. The group is for GIST survivors who are searching for a cure and living well along the way. Currently 1,235 people are members of the group and this number is increasing daily.

By |2019-12-18T15:05:44-05:00December 18th, 2019|News, Newsletter|

Are YOU Seeing a GIST Specialist?

When diagnosed with any disease, it's important to see a specialist who will have the proper experience to guide you to an effective treatment protocol. This LRG survey queried LRG members about physicians, the physician's ability to answer their questions, and who recommended their GIST specialist in order to get a snapshot of patients' satisfaction with their with their care.

By |2019-12-18T14:50:30-05:00December 18th, 2019|News, Newsletter, Patient Registry|

Increasing Survival without Borders

The Life Raft Group is pleased to announce the official establishment of our Regional Patient Registry, a partnership with Latin America, which will collect medical history and treatment information from more than 600 GIST patients who are represented by Fundación GIST Mexico, Fundación GIST Chile, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

By |2019-12-18T14:34:24-05:00December 18th, 2019|Global, News, Newsletter, Patient Registry|

First-Line Imatinib More Effective Than Widely Believed – LRG Science

The latest issue of LRG Science is titled, "First-Line Imatinib More Effective Than Widely Believed - LRG Science - Treatment for Resistant GIST - Improved, but Still Very Far to Go." In this issue, the LRG Real World Evidence team analyzes data from our Patient Registry in order to evaluate the efficacy of imatinib as a first-line treatment in GIST. Subscribe to LRG Science by emailing mgarland@liferaftgroup.org with the subject line SUBSCRIBE LRG SCIENCE.

By |2020-05-01T09:56:32-04:00December 13th, 2019|Drug Treatment, Gleevec, LRG Science, News|

Night To Fight Cancer 2019

The 16th annual Night to Fight Cancer (NTFC) took place on October 24th, 2019 at the Midtown Loft and Terrace in New York City. This annual event benefits The Life Raft Group’s research programs. LRG Board President Jerry Cudzil co-hosted the event with colleague, Matthew Knopman.

By |2019-12-17T14:20:06-05:00December 9th, 2019|Events, Fundraising, Newsletter|
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