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National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation and the Life Raft Group Announce Collaboration

The Life Raft Group is pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide access to our valuable resource tool, SideEQ, to the LeioMyoSarcoma Patient-Family-Care Partner Community. Commencing on May 5, members of [...]

By | 2018-07-05T21:18:36+00:00 May 9th, 2017|News, Patient Support, Side Effects|

Improving quality of life with SideEQ

Until cures are found, drug therapies are a lifeline to someone with cancer. Yet, the Life Raft Group’s GIST Patient Registry has recorded over 800 reports of patients interrupting their drug therapy usage because side [...]

By | 2018-07-05T21:23:51+00:00 October 20th, 2016|News, Newsletter, Patient Support, Side Effects|

The Heart of the Matter: Cardiac Health for GIST Patients

The heart is at the center of the cardiovascular system, the main function of which is to pump blood throughout the body, providing tissue and organs with the oxygen and nutrients they need. To [...]

By | 2018-07-31T10:21:45+00:00 February 10th, 2016|GIST Education, Newsletter, Side Effects|

Regorafenib-Related Hand-Foot Skin Reaction

A recent comprehensive review of the literature of the PubMed database and of the clinical experiences of oncologists and dermatologists concerning patients with regorafenib (Stivarga) related hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) was published in the Annals [...]

By | 2015-06-25T13:24:29+00:00 June 26th, 2015|News, Side Effects|

Side Effects of Targeted Treatments

The side effects of traditional chemotherapy treatments are often apparent, with images of bald patients with pain-etched faces captured in photographs. For targeted therapies such as those for GIST patients and other cancers that are [...]

By | 2016-04-04T15:49:01+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News, Side Effects, Survival Strategies|

Fatigue reduction: Moving towards a better future

As one of the most common side-effects of Gleevec, Sutent and Stivarga, fatigue is a condition that many GIST survivors are intimately acquainted with. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network defines cancer-related fatigue as “a distressing, [...]

By | 2016-03-14T14:30:30+00:00 April 7th, 2015|News, Side Effects|

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