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Becoming a “Patient Champion”: Strategies for Caregivers

Navigating the waters of medical treatment can be not only confusing, but also potentially deadly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in hospitals experiences a medical error. [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:52:54-04:00April 8th, 2016|Newsletter, Patient Support, Survival Strategies|

Study Finds Adjuvant Systemic Therapy with Imatinib Increasing Over Time

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy with imatinib for GIST has increased significantly over time, and that patients treated with the [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:55:33-04:00March 15th, 2016|Drug Treatment, News, Survival Strategies|

Adjuvant Imatinib Study Updates Results

A recent study further documented the advantage of three years of adjuvant imatinib versus one year in high-risk GIST patients. The study, which is to be published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, was authored by [...]

By |2018-10-30T13:56:09-04:00December 16th, 2015|Gleevec, News, Newsletter, Research, Survival Strategies|

Informative Webcast Sheds Light on Mutational Analysis

Dr. Chris Corless In August, the LRG Webcast Series presented “Mutational Analysis of GISTs: How, When and Why.” Dr. Christopher Corless of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) presented the hour- long webcast [...]

Need for Extended Adjuvant Treatment to Prevent Recurrence in GIST May Be Underestimated

A recent study in JAMA Oncology found that patients who undergo primary GIST resection might not receive the optimal recommended duration of adjuvant therapy, which can impact their recurrence-free survival (RFS).The study was conducted by [...]

New Study Reviews Follow-Up Treatment Strategies for GIST

In a recent article in the May 2015 edition of the European Journal of Cancer, Heikki Joensuu, one of the foremost authorities on adjuvant treatment for GIST, discussed how follow-up treatment is currently performed for [...]

By |2018-11-05T15:34:20-04:00June 30th, 2015|News, Research, Survival Strategies|

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