GIST Cancer UK News

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GSUK Research Update – April 2016

In 2012 GIST Support UK granted £20,000 funding to Professor Ian Judson and his team at the Royal Marsden for a research project. This project aimed to collect tissue samples stored in hospital pathology departments for GIST patients who had been treated at the Marsden over previous years and then to retrospectively undertake mutational analysis of […]

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#100,000voices e-petition delivered to No. 10 Downing Street – 23 June 2015

Sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us with the call to retain regorafenib on the Cancer Drugs fund for GIST patients. Yesterday was our appointment with No. 10 Downing Street to deliver our #100,000voices e-petition containing 103,841 signatures supporting retention of regorafenib for GIST patients in England. We were joined by MP’s representing constituents […]

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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 (, 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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