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La Jolla Provided a Beautiful Backdrop for Our Three-Day July Event

The Life Raft Group and UCSD hosted a three-day event at University of California, San Diego UCSD-Moores Cancer Center from July 13th through July 15th. A GIST Awareness Day (GAD) event took place on July [...]

By |2019-08-01T10:07:21-04:00September 18th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Events, GDOL, GIST Education, News, Newsletter|

Stivarga Approved to Treat GIST Patients in Japan

Stivarga has just been approved in Japan for the treatment of GIST. Keep reading for more information.Official Stivarga Press Release:Bayer HealthCare has received approval from the Japanese authorities (MHLW) for the marketing of Regorafenib (Stivarga) [...]

By |2019-09-20T12:04:14-04:00August 21st, 2013|Drug Treatment, News, Stivarga|

Stivarga becomes first FDA-approved third-line drug treatment for GIST

The Food and Drug Administration, in a much-anticipated announcement for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor patients, approved Bayer Pharmaceutical’s drug, Stivarga, for use as a third-line treatment for advanced GIST in February.

By |2019-09-20T12:49:52-04:00April 1st, 2013|Drug Treatment, News, Side Effects, Stivarga|

FDA approves Stivarga for advanced GIST

The Food and Drug Administration, in a much-anticipated announcement for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor patients, has approved Bayer Pharmaceutical's drug, Stivarga, for use as a third-line treatment for advanced GIST.

By |2019-09-20T13:00:30-04:00February 25th, 2013|Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment, News, Stivarga|

Patients Face Numerous Obstacles In Quest For Life-Saving Treatment

“It was such a frustrating time. It was awful,” Linda says, recalling how doctors had recommended she give Glaxo-SmithKline’s drug Votrient a shot but was unable to get Jessica’s insurance company to cover it despite appeals documented by GIST specialists.

By |2019-04-18T11:51:54-04:00February 1st, 2013|Advocacy, Coping with GIST, Drug Treatment, News|
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