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Why Do Cancer Patients Join Clinical Trials?

At the most basic level, cancer patients join clinical trials because of perceived value and perceived cost. In this context, perceived cost refers to more than just financial cost, although that is important. Perceived cost [...]

By | 2018-06-19T15:14:09+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Clinical Trials, News, Newsletter|

Ignyta Announces Results for Potential New Cancer Treatment

Dr. Alexander Drilon of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recently reported at AACR on a potential new cancer treatment, Entrectinib, a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor developed to target tumors carrying NTRK1, NTRK2, NTRK3, ROS1, [...]

By | 2018-08-01T11:51:21+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Clinical Trials, News, Research|

14th NIH Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic Convenes

Sara Rothschild (LRG), Erin MacBean (LRG), Phyllis Gay (GSI) and Becky Besenhaver (GSI) By Rebecca Bensenhaver, GIST Support International RepresentativeThe 14th Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic was held at the National Institute of Health [...]

By | 2018-08-01T10:52:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|News, Pediatric GIST|

Update on Blueprint Medicines Clinical Trial for BLU-285

Recently a number of companies have begun to develop therapeutic options that target some of the rarer mutations in GIST. As there are currently no approved treatments specifically for these patients, this [...]

By | 2018-06-12T11:25:27+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Clinical Trials, News, Research|

ASCO recommends expanding clinical trials to include more older adults

A recent call to action from ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology recommends expanding clinical trials to include more older adults. Given that greater than 60% of cancers in [...]

By | 2015-07-22T15:56:35+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Advocacy, Clinical Trials, News|

Clinical Trial Data Sharing: LRG’s Model for Collaboration

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine outlines the advantages of data sharing from clinical trials. The authors state that data sharing can lead to the discovery of new treatment modalities as well as [...]

By | 2015-03-03T14:13:16+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Clinical Trials, News, Patient Registry, Tissue Bank|

Clinical Trials – Reforms Discussed to Meet Patient Needs

The conversations about improving clinical trials to better meet the needs of cancer patients continue, with two noteworthy arguments set forth recently. Both arguments address the need to rethink the design of clinical trials.

By | 2013-07-26T10:12:09+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment, News|

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