One of the frequently asked questions from the GIST Community is “Why are there some GIST patients who do not take any medication to treat GIST?”
“It was such a frustrating time. It was awful,” Linda says, recalling how doctors had recommended she give Glaxo-SmithKline’s drug Votrient a shot but was unable to get Jessica’s insurance company to cover it despite appeals documented by GIST specialists.
LRG’s stand on placebo- use in clinical trials was recently highlighted in the November/December issue of European magazine, “Cancer World”.
More Placebo Clinical Trials Predicted for Cancer Patients. After the controversy created by the use of a placebo in an early clinical trial for GIST patients, we hoped this issue would have gone away. Last year at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, it was raised again by an official of the Food and […]
It’s probably helpful to describe the decision-making process that led to our position regarding the use of a placebo. We are a diverse group of GIST patients, families and friends in about 30 countries.