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Global GIST Advocates Convene at LRG Headquarters

The Life Raft Group had the pleasure of hosting the global New Horizons GIST meeting this year in our Wayne, New Jersey office. This international meeting traditionally gathers global GIST advocates with the shared [...]

By | 2018-06-22T12:35:35+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Advocacy, Global, News, Newsletter|

La Jolla Provided a Beautiful Backdrop for Our Three-Day July Event

The Life Raft Group and UCSD hosted a three-day event at University of California, San Diego UCSD-Moores Cancer Center from July 13th through July 15th. A GIST Awareness Day (GAD) event took place on July [...]

By | 2018-07-06T12:34:33+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Events, GDOL, GIST Education, News, Newsletter|

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|

Stivarga becomes first FDA-approved third-line drug treatment for GIST

The Food and Drug Administration, in a much-anticipated announcement for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor patients, approved Bayer Pharmaceutical’s drug, Stivarga, for use as a third-line treatment for advanced GIST in February.

By | 2014-09-14T11:30:49+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Drug Treatment, News, Side Effects, Stivarga|

Family planning with GIST can be a hard decision

Family planning can be one of the hardest decisions patients with GIST make, but for Carolina Ponce Williams the decision was easy. At high risk for progression, Carolina longed to start a family. So she decided to adopt.

By | 2014-09-14T11:30:49+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Member Stories, News, Pediatric GIST|

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