Regorafenib is now officially back on the cancer drugs fund for GIST patients in England – 2015

23rd May 2015 – We are absolutely delighted to report that Regorafenib is now officially back on the cancer drugs fund for GIST patients in England. This is fantastic news and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this decision: our fantastic #100,000voices team including William Bassett and the team at TMW. our Clinicians […]

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regorafenib (Stivarga®) is accepted for use within NHS Scotland – 2015

regorafenib has been approved in Scotland for treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) who have progressed on or are intolerant to prior treatment with imatinib and sunitinib. This advice takes account of the benefits of a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) that improves the cost-effectiveness of regorafenib and is contingent […]

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GIST Support UK’s #100000voices Campaign 2015

March 2015 Jayne Bressington, vice chair of GIST Support UK (http://www.gistsupportuk.com/), talks to BBC Radio Humberside about the government’s plans to stop funding for the rare cancer drug Regorafenib. The petition to stop these cuts has gained 100,000+ signatures and we are now calling on everyone to write to their local parliamentary candidates ahead of […]

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GSUK helps to fund GIST research – 2012

On 20th August we were delighted to present our medical consultant, Professor Ian Judson, with a cheque for £20,000 to help support a new research project. Professor Judson plans to collect data on all the patients who are being or have been treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital, in order to study the correlation between […]

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SMC approves adjuvant use of Imatinib – 2012

Imatinib (Glivec) has been accepted for restricted use within Scotland for certain high risk GIST adult patients. The SMC accepted that adjuvant imatinib for three years compared to one year significantly improved survival. However, this treatment has yet to be approved by NICE for England & Wales. Click here for full details from SMC.

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The PleurX system – 2012

This new approach to the treatment of ascites has just been approved by NICE. It comprises a catheter and collection vessel which the patient can continue to wear at home, so that he does not need to make repeated visits to hospital everytime fluid needs to be drained. Click here here to read the full text of […]

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