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New Data Indicates Imatinib Boosts Long-Term Survival for Some GIST Patients

A significant finding from a newly published study in JAMA Oncology, indicates that nearly one-fourth of GIST patients with advanced disease initially treated with imatinib will survive for ten years or more. The study, [...]

By | 2018-07-25T14:31:00+00:00 February 27th, 2017|News, Research|

Examining Kidney Toxicities of Sunitinib and Imatinib in Long-Term GIST Therapy

On September 19, 2016 the Life Raft Group was pleased to have Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, share his knowledge [...]

By | 2018-07-06T14:36:03+00:00 September 19th, 2016|GIST Education, Gleevec, Sutent, Webcast|

Webcast Provides Perspective on Generic Imatinib

On February 1, 2016, the commercial launch of the generic version of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), originally for CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), was approved by the FDA and became available for the first time [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:50:12+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Generics, GIST Education, Newsletter, Webcast|

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 therapy [...]

By | 2018-07-30T14:25:21+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Drug Treatment, News, Survival Strategies|

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|

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