Dealing daily with a pandemic along with GIST can be a daunting task and it may feel difficult sometimes to even face a new day. Paying attention to your mental health is an important part of everyday self-care. We have composed a Daily Checklist to help you consciously acknowledge where you are at the beginning of your day, work with those feelings, and reflect on your successes.
Sharing health conditions with your employer can be a difficult yet important decision you may have to make. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a serious health condition recently or you may always have had [...]
Although breakthroughs in cancer treatment have contributed to longer survival rates, the reality is that sometimes treatments stop working, and a cure or remission is no longer possible. Referred to as advanced, terminal. or [...]
Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. [...]
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.
Side Effects Management presented by Dr. Breelyn Wilky, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. View all of Life Fest 2014 Videos
The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) was developed to advance evidence based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. The 12th Annual SIO Conference was held in Boston in [...]
Two recent articles summarize the promise that immunotherapy provides for the future of cancer treatment. Immunotherapy refers to treatments that aid your own immune system in fighting cancer cells. The first, from U.S. News [...]
A presentation to commemorate the 2nd Annual GIST Awareness Day The Life Raft Group hosted a distinguished panel of experts on GIST Awareness Day to share their knowledge in areas of GIST treatment and management. This [...]
Dr. Ron DeMatteo GIST specialist surgeon Dr. Ron DeMatteo, along with colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), has published a new paper in the April issue of Cancer Research with potentially [...]