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Study Finds Adjuvant Systemic Therapy with Imatinib Increasing Over Time

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy with imatinib for GIST has increased significantly over time, and that patients treated with the [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:55:33-04:00March 15th, 2016|Drug Treatment, News, Survival Strategies|

GIST 101

Presentation by Dr. Breelyn Wilky, Assistant Professor, Sarcoma Program & Member, Molecular Oncology and Experimental Theraputics (MOET) Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over 80 GISTers and their loved ones gathered from all over [...]

By |2018-07-30T11:56:15-04:00March 3rd, 2015|Video|

Life Raft Group Joins The Global Community In Honoring World Cancer Day 2015

The Life Raft Group joins the global community in honoring World Cancer Day 2015.We join with everyone in the cancer community: researchers, physicians, advocates, patient organizations, government agencies, and most importantly, patient and caregivers to [...]

By |2018-09-12T08:52:22-04:00February 4th, 2015|Advocacy, Events|

Dr. Monica Anderson: Inspirational Survivor

Interviewing Dr. Monica “mOe” Anderson is like having a cup of tea with a friend with all the requisite perks: laughter, sharing of life philosophies and sound advice, and mutual respect. Dr. Anderson is [...]

By |2018-10-25T10:21:26-04:00February 4th, 2015|Coping with GIST, Member Stories, Newly Diagnosed, News|

UK Pulls Stivarga From Cancer Drug Fund Endangering GIST Patients

The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom has announced plans to halt funding through the Cancer Drug Fund for regorafenib (Stivarga), thereby preventing GIST patients from having access to this life-saving medication.We at [...]

By |2018-09-10T09:36:55-04:00January 29th, 2015|Advocacy, News, Stivarga|

Protein Complex Believed To Be Cancer-Causing Gene

A recent study from MD Anderson provides insight into a protein complex that plays a significant role in cancer.In the study at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center, similarities were drawn between bean [...]

By |2018-09-10T08:41:45-04:00January 6th, 2015|Drug Treatment, News, Research|
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