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Fighting Anxiety & Depression on Your GIST Journey

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.

By |2020-03-09T11:40:51-04:00February 28th, 2020|Coping with GIST, Newsletter, Survival Strategies|

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|

Generic Imatinib Approved in the US for CML: What does it mean for GIST patients?

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.

By |2019-09-23T11:28:24-04:00February 10th, 2016|Drug Treatment, Generics, Gleevec, News, Newsletter|

The Heart of the Matter: Cardiac Health for GIST Patients

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 [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:37:59-04:00February 10th, 2016|GIST Education, Newsletter, Side Effects|
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