A cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on patients, caregivers and their families. It is normal for someone diagnosed with GIST to feel a whole host of emotions ranging from anger to fear, sadness and anxiety about the future.
Originally published in June of 2019, GIST Israel provided Hebrew subtitles for this webcast on Symptom & Side Effect Management.
"Summer, Summer almost here. Let’s give summer a big fat cheer! Of this fact, I’m surely clear: summer is the best time of year." ~Tim Rasinski Many people love the warm sun, [...]
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 [...]
Autumn is here, ushering in the flu season. The flu can be a difficult illness for everyone, but for cancer patients, it can be devastating. Each year, millions of people contract the flu, hundreds [...]
La Verne Cook Side Effects can impact quality of life. Members sharing their stories and their strategies for coping with side effects can help others. In this article, LRG member La Verne [...]
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.
The heart is at the center of the cardiovascular system, the main function of which is to pump blood throughout the body, providing tissue and organs with the oxygen and nutrients they need. To [...]
Side Effects Management presented by Dr. Breelyn Wilky, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. View all of Life Fest 2014 Videos
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 [...]