What is a Generic:
A drug product that is comparable to a brand/reference listed drug product in dosage, form, strength, route of administration, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use.
– US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Sun Pharma announced the launch of Imatinib Mesylate Tablets (therapeutic equivalent to Gleevec® for indications approved by the FDA) to be used in the U.S. market as of February 1, 2016. Sun Pharma has launched an exclusive patient website www.imatinibrx.com providing detailed information about its Imatinib Mesylate, approved indications, side effects etc. Additionally, the website features detailed FAQs on the product. Eligible patients can participate in Sun Pharma’s Imatinib Mesylate Savings Card program by registering online at www.imatinibrx.com or by requesting a savings card from their Oncologist. Sun Pharma will be supplying its Imatinib Mesylate Savings Cards to over 4,500 Oncologists.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Time: 11 AM – 1 PM • 2 Miles Place: Sarg Hubbard Park • 111 S 18th Street, Yakima, Washington 98901 Contact for More Details: Lindsay Hughes Freeburg • 509-969-9518 Email: Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Washington State’s Biggest Fundraising Event of the Year!
Please join us & walk to find a cure & bring hope to all GIST patients who are waiting for a miracle.
Registration (required): 10:00 am • Walk Starts: 11:00 am
After the 2 mile walk, a light lunch will be served at noon.
Please give an hour of your time and save lives!
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) is a rare cancer affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. GI Stromal Tumor, or GIST cancer, is a sarcoma. Sarcomas are cancers that grow from cells of the body’s connective or supportive tissues such as bone, cartilage, tendons, nerves, fat, muscle, synovial tissue (tissue around joints), or blood vessels. (Most cancers are carcinomas, not sarcomas.) Gist Support
If you are unable to attend the walk, but would still like to make a donation, please go to Please Donate. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes directly to GIST Cancer Research.
10. November 2015 · Comments Off on Attention to All GIST Patients: A clinical trial sponsored by Blueprint Medicines Corporation is currently recruiting participants. · Categories: Uncategorized
It is a Phase 1 Study of BLU-285 in Patients With Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) and Other Relapsed and Refractory Solid Tumors
This is an open-label, first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and preliminary antineoplastic activity of BLU-285, administered orally (PO), in adult patients with unresectable GIST or other relapsed or refractory solid tumors.
The study consists of 2 parts, a dose-escalation part (Part 1) and an expansion part (Part 2).
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
The Annual GIST Cancer Research Luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Robert C. Young, M.D. Pavilion at Fox Chase Cancer Center. A presentation was made by Dr. Margaret von Mehren, M.D., Director, Sarcoma Program, Martin Belinsky, Ph.D., Staff Scientist and Lori Rink, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, on current GIST research and progress being made at Fox Chase. Tania and Robert Stutman of GCRF presented a check for $100,000 to further research to find a cure and end this incurable cancer.
(l-r) Robert Stutman (GCRF), Martin Belinsky, Ph.D. (Staff Scientist), Lori Rink, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), Meg von Mehren, M.D. (Director, Sarcoma Program), Tania Stutman (GCRF)
Meg von Mehren, M.D. (Director, Sarcoma Program)
Tania and Robert Stutman, GIST Cancer Research Fund
Robert Stutman (GCRF) presenting check to the Fox Chase Team
Attention New York GCRF Walk For A Cure Participants:
Meet The GIST Cancer Research Doctors At the GCRF Pre-Walk Dinner
October 3, 2015 Bella Gianna’s • 77 Route 303, Congers, NY Telephone: 845-268-3777
Accommodations Hilton Garden Hill Nanuet • 270 West Route 59, Nanuet, NY Reservations 845-623-0600 Use Reservation Gist Cancer Walk Code AME:
$ 96.00 including breakfast
Make your reservation as soon as possible!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave., 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02215
Patients and their families attended a free educational event, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Our team shared updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.
DONATE TODAY For GIST Cancer Bracelets!For a donation of $15 or more, we will send you Two Find The Cure GIST Cancer Bracelets.
Wear your bracelets to create awareness! Donate today to support research to help eradicate GIST. Sizes: MED and LRG
GIST Find the Cure Magnetic Ribbon is now Available. With a donation of $12.00 (includes postage) we will send you the GIST Find the Cure Ribbon. You may donate online through Paypal using the 'Add to Cart' button below.
Join the fight against GIST Cancer. 100% cotton T-shirts available for a $20.00 donation (includes postage).Tell the world how you feel about GIST. Sizes: MED and LRG Call GCRF at 845-634-6060 if interested in other sizes or extra quantities. You may donate online through Paypal using the 'Add to Cart' button below.