Drug repository programs have the potential to be a key component in accessing life-saving treatments. In a landscape where prices for cancer drugs are escalating, many face a challenge in obtaining life-saving treatments. There are many resources for overcoming these obstacles, but it is clearly not enough for those already struggling with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Director of Communications Mary Garland shares these top ten tips for caregivers for this GIST journey.
Our Rare Disease Day offering is a whitepaper titled 'Partnership for Survival – Treating the Rarest of the Rare' detailing how a collaboration with the NIH has become a model for other advocacy groups and researchers.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted their New Drug Application (NDA) for ripretinib for Priority Review. Ripretinib is an investigational broad-spectrum KIT and PDGFRa inhibitor for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
In a new article from the NCI concerning the January 2020 approval of Ayvakit, (produced by Blueprint Medicines) the Life Raft Group is acknowledged in the section, “Capturing the Patient Experience.” We are proud to have played a role in supporting the research involved in bringing a new treatment to market for GIST patients.
David Epstein, LRG Pro Bono HR Consultant, Honored as a Leader The Life Raft Group is fortunate to have many volunteers who provide vital services to our organization pro bono. Not only are these [...]
Norman Scherzer was invited to speak at three prestigious events this spring; participating in a roundtable discussion, presenting a cancer survival plan, and speaking to a patient advocacy group. As a direct [...]
PDF is available of LRG Science to print here. An oncologist in Chennai, India, 8,366 miles away from the Life Raft Group’s Wayne, New Jersey office, is running out of treatment [...]
PDF is available of LRG Science to print here. Real World Evidence in Action Although targeted medicine has brought about immense progress in cancer treatment, there are still enormous challenges [...]
Caring for a loved one is filled with day-to-day stressors. But what about the stressors that are out of the ordinary? Any hospitalization is stressful. Preparing for the hospital to the extent possible can [...]