The Life Raft Group is celebrating our 20th anniversary as a nonprofit in 2022. For twenty years, our organization has been serving as a life raft for others navigating their GIST journeys.
Breaking News: Additional Commentary for “It’s Time to Rethink Placebos in Advanced GIST” – LRG Science
In this issue of LRG Science, we present additional commentary on our Sept. issue: "It's Time to Rethink Placebos in Advanced GIST".
In this issue of LRG Science: based on current studies, this article asserts the belief that placebos do not benefit patients with advanced disease.
So far in 2021, our 'It's Time' campaign has emphasized twelve important points concerning biomarker testing and the important role it plays in a GIST patient's journey. We will keep the momentum going with patient stories, webinars, and resource materials.
Biomarker testing is an opportunity to improve and optimize treatment. In this post, GISTer Bill Borwegen shares his story and we share how you can help save lives.
It's time to fully unleash the power of biomarker testing to support precision oncology - all GIST patients should have biomarker (mutational) testing for the best possible personalized treatment plan.
Understanding the role of mutations and biomarker testing is one of most important things patients must learn. Uncovering the driving force behind each individual’s tumors is not just important, it is critical. This video shows the action steps of our It's Time campaign.
Understanding the role of mutations and biomarker testing is one of most important things patients must learn. Uncovering the driving force behind each individual’s tumors is not just important, it is [...]
Identifying rare subsets of GIST and starting new clinical trials is critical. Read here about one researcher's clinical trial progress.
If you know your mutation, you have a better chance of getting the most effective treatment more quickly, and increasing your survival time. Making biomarker testing a standard of care will ensure that patients & medical professionals are fully informed so that treatment will be more effective.