COVID-19 - Resources GIST Patients Need - Please know that the Life Raft Group is here to support you during this Coronavirus crisis. We will continue our daily services during this time and we will be distributing information and messages of hope through all our communication channels.
The LRG was fortunate to get a few minutes with GIST specialist, Jonathan Trent, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who shared his experience with his patients over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hope is an important resource during difficulty times. Mary Garland, Director of Communications for the LRG, shares her observations on hope.
Cancer and COVID both leave us feeling so out of control. Grief expert Claire M. Schwartz shares her thoughts on the similarities of the trauma of cancer & pandemics and offers some advice on coping.
The LRG has been granted permission from the NCCN to share the most recent NCCN Guidelines for Patients® with soft tissue sarcoma, most specifically the section on GIST, which the LRG has endorsed.
Blueprint Medicines presented a poster titled “The Cost Impact of Increased Molecular Testing Rates for the Treatment of Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors” at the annual meeting of the AMCP.
We often hear our patients and caregivers say they are struggling with anxiety due to a GIST diagnosis. This anxiety can put a damper on everyday life. Here are ten tips to stay in the moment when your thoughts wander.
During this health epidemic, wondering about being immunocompromised is a valid concern for GIST patients whether NED or on treatment and best practices are outlined in this post as quoted by experts in cancer patient treatment.
You probably are very aware of the anxiety you are feeling since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. What you may not be aware of is the other emotion that has been weighing heavily on most of us these days: grief.
Conversations with the Life Raft Group will debuted 4/2/2020 at 1 pm. Our first featured guest was Norman J. Scherzer, the Executive Director of the Life Raft Group. With his background at the CDC as Assistant Commissioner of Health for NYC, Norman is an excellent resource for discussing strategies for coping with COVID-19.