Learn about various mutation types. There are several types of gene mutations that can lead to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. These include KIT mutations, PDGFRA mutations and BRAF and SDH mutations. As each of these involves [...]
Mutational testing determines whether you have a mutation present in your tumor, and what genotype it is. Examples include Exon 11 or 9 (for KIT positive tumors), Platelet Driven Growth Factor Receptor Alpha (PDGFRA), or [...]
Here is a video of Dr. George Demetri speaking about GIST in 2010.
Dr. Jonathan Fletcher presents at Life Fest 2010.
The fourth bi-annual NIH Pediatric & Wildtype GIST Clinic at the National Institutes of Health on January 20 was, once again, a great success. Click here to view a video or listen to a podcast of Dr. [...]
Researchers have found that 43 percent of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in a clinical trial met the clinical criteria for insomnia syndrome and an additional 37 percent had insomnia symptoms, suggesting that the majority of patients (80 percent) experience sleep difficulties. This rate is approximately two to three times higher than that seen in the general population. Insomnia syndrome is defined as difficulty sleeping three or more times per week for at least a month, and can cause significant distress or impairment in daytime functioning. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
GIST & CML patient reps had a successful meeting in Lisbon for Patient Summit. The following is excerpted from a Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ news release: The 7th annual international “New Horizons Conference for Organisations Representing People with [...]
nterstitial cells of Cajal are pacemaker cells, similar to the pacemaker cells of the heart, which cause the heart to beat regularly.
Learn about optimizing Gleevec therapy with plasma testing from Dr. Michael Heinrich in this informative webcast.
On March 6 and 7, the LRG Research Team met for the second in-person meeting at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. The Team had previously met in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health & [...]