Diagnosed with melanoma a few weeks after her wedding, Meredith died of the disease 4 months later, at age 35. Her family created Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, a non-profit organization, to support melanoma research and increase awareness of this deadly cancer.
Cathy Sherman Freeman’s father, who was Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios, passed away of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the same rare cancer she was diagnosed with several years ago.
This is the first treatment that targets patients with AML and the FLT3-ITD mutation. In this clinical trial, patients who received quizartinib lived longer without disease progression than those receiving chemotherapy.