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Why Should I Participate in the Patient Registry?

The Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry gives GIST patients an opportunity to contribute to finding a cure by sharing information on their medical status, treatments and side effects. This information is kept in a comprehensive [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:39:21-04:00September 20th, 2012|Clinical Trials, Patient Registry, Tissue Bank|

Medicare: What Many GISTers Need to Know

Navigating the medical world as cancer patients is a difficult and stressful experience, often made more exhausting by insurance and prescription drug providers. While some of our members have health insurance through private insurance [...]

By |2020-03-05T15:19:07-05:00May 18th, 2008|Advocacy|

More Placebo Clinical Trials Predicted for Cancer Patients

More Placebo Clinical Trials Predicted for Cancer Patients. After the controversy created by the use of a placebo in an early clinical trial for GIST patients, we hoped this issue would have gone away. Last year [...]

By |2015-03-20T11:14:24-04:00August 18th, 2006|Advocacy, Clinical Trials|

Understanding Pediatric GIST May Provide Important Clues

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) in young people is known as pediatric GIST. It is thought to be very rare. But is it as rare as we think? Are the 27 young members of The Life Raft Group a significant portion of the pediatric GIST patients in the world? As we try to answer that question, let’s also take a closer look at some of the different types of pediatric GIST.

By |2018-06-20T15:11:00-04:00May 15th, 2006|Pediatric GIST|
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