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.
The 17th Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic was held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on September 25-27, 2019. The Clinic was a collaboration amongst researchers, specialists, patient advocates, patients, and family members, with the goal of furthering the knowledge of SDH-deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal (GIST) tumors in order to develop more effective therapies.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals has released positive results from their INVICTUS Phase 3 Clinical Study of Ripretinib in patients with GIST. They have also updated results from the Phase 1 Study. Deciphera shared that "patients treated [...]
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 [...]
Click on image to see Patient Registry in Review 2018 The Life Raft Group has played an instrumental role in bridging the gap between patients with valuable clinical Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) [...]
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 [...]
The Pediatric SDH-Deficient GIST Consortium, which was launched at the Biden Cancer Summit, consists of an impressive team of researchers, clinicians, academics, and patient advocacy groups. A member of our consortium, Dr. Joshua D. [...]
Left to right: Laura Occhiuzzi, Pete Knox, Alyssa O’Driscoll, Sarcoma Alliance, Annie Achee, National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, Denise Reinke, SARC, and Mitch Achee, National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation. GIST Research from CTOS 2018 A web-based [...]
The Life Raft Group Announces an Innovative Consortium to Accelerate Cancer Research at the Biden Cancer Summit
WAYNE, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2018) - The Life Raft Group announces at the Biden Cancer Summit a new initiative to strengthen and advance research for effective treatments of a rare subset of [...]
The Life Raft Group is excited to cast a new lifeline to increase the quality of life and survival rates of Pediatric and SDH-Deficient GIST patients worldwide through the establishment of a collaborative research consortium. The Pediatric & SDH-Deficient GIST Consortium, unveiled today at the Biden Cancer Summit, supports patients and caregivers at a critical time to share data, tissue, and resources to address the urgency of cancer treatment.