Welcome to the Winter 2020 issue of ROS1derings, the newsletter of The ROS1ders! This issue contains info about on our patient-driven research, a fundraising update, a summary of current targeted therapies for ROS1+ cancers, and tips on parenting after a ROS1+ cancer diagnosis. Thanks to editors Joyce Hoelting and Jeff Wynne, and contributors Lisa Goldman, … Continue reading ROS1derings Winter 2020 (The ROS1ders newsletter)
The second issue of our newsletter was released just over two weeks ago. For those who have missed it, you can grab it here : Ros1derings : August edition Contents include: A feature about Luna Okada, a 6.5 year ROS1der Some numbers about Xalkori use Fundraising updates Tips for traveling with stage 4 cancer An … Continue reading Ros1derings : August Edition
On May 16, 2019, ROS1der co-founder Janet Freeman-Daily interviewed ROS1 expert D Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director of Thoracic Oncology and the Joyce Zeff Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Colorado in a Zoom Webinar. We discussed questions that have arisen among experienced patients in The ROS1ders regarding diagnosis, treatment, and research … Continue reading The ROS1ders Interview Dr. Ross Camidge (16-May-2019)
One of the founders of the ROS1ders, Janet Freeman-Daily, shares her story and why she advocates for molecular testing, clinical trials, and the positive changes she’s seen. “Given that lung cancer patients often don’t have much tumor tissue, we should make the best use of it, and running an NGS test is the best chance … Continue reading Advocating for ROS1
I’m Janet Freeman-Daily, a cofounder of The ROS1ders. I’m writing this post in response to some of the comments we’ve seen recently in our private Facebook group “ROS1 Positive (ROS1+) Cancer.” Many of our members who have ROS1+ cancers take the targeted therapy crizotinib (Xalkori), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). It was approved by the … Continue reading Thinking about a “drug vacation” from crizotinib? Read this first!
Read about Corinne’s journey living with ROS1 positive lung cancer. “I didn’t realize it, but I was rapidly declining, dying, in late January 2016.” ” Were you WOWed reading that, knowing that I’m still here and functioning well three years after that? I was pretty darned impressed with what medical research has made possible.”