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Improving quality of life with SideEQ

Until cures are found, drug therapies are a lifeline to someone with cancer. Yet, the Life Raft Group’s GIST Patient Registry has recorded over 800 reports of patients interrupting their drug therapy usage because [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:29:20-04:00October 20th, 2016|News, Newsletter, Patient Support, Side Effects|

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|

Wayne Patch Article Features Life Fest 2014

An article in Wayne Patch, a community-specific news, information and engagement network, features Life Fest 2014, The Life Raft Group’s biennial convention which was held on November 7-9 in Teaneck, New Jersey. In the article, [...]

By |2018-07-26T12:23:59-04:00November 21st, 2014|Events, GIST Education, Global, News, Patient Support|

The Bergen Record Features Message of Hope from Life Fest 2014

The Bergen Record recently featured photographs of the LRG’s Life Fest Convention. Over 100,000 origami boats were made from around the globe to bring awareness to a rare form of intestinal cancer called gastrointestinal [...]

By |2018-07-26T13:10:36-04:00November 21st, 2014|Events, GIST Education, Global, News, Patient Support|

New Horizons Takes Place in Zurich, Switzerland

With the beautiful mountains of Switzerland and Lake Zurich in the background, 44 GIST Patient representatives from 28 countries and 32 patient groups/organizations convened in Zurich for the New Horizons GIST meeting from May 14-17, 2014.

By |2019-09-20T15:49:04-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Advocacy, Events, GIST Education, Global, News|

LRG Sets GDOL Miami Date for March

The second annual GIST Day of Learning will be held on March 23, 2013. This year we are privileged once again that Dr. Jonathan Trent of Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami has agreed to host our gathering and we are honored to hear what he has to say.

By |2018-07-23T10:46:26-04:00February 1st, 2013|Events, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|
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