Resources for Patients with KIT+ GIST
This section of the website provides information and resources to help answer the questions you may have about KIT+ GIST or GLEEVEC®.
My GIST Circle
My GIST Circle is a free program that provides clinical information, support, and encouragement to a community of patients diagnosed with KIT–positive gastrointestinal stromal tumor (KIT+ GIST). myGISTcircle.com is the online portion of the support program, bringing 24/7 access to interactive tools and detailed disease and treatment information, as well as downloadable Patient Navigator application.
My GIST Circle features:
- The My GIST Circle Copay Assistance Program—financial aid to patients who are prescribed GLEEVEC to treat KIT+ GIST. As a patient, you can activate and/or request a copay card at myGISTcircle.com and, if eligible, may be able to save up to $500
- Patient Support Program—Living with KIT+ GIST brings its share of challenges. With that in mind, myGIST, the My GIST Circle newsletter, is here to help. We know you have questions about health, research, and more. Now, myGIST will put your concerns front and center with helpful tips, facts, information updates, and even stories from people just like you
As you begin your treatment with GLEEVEC, you probably have questions about insurance coverage and reimbursement. To help answer questions you and other patients might have, a telephone hotline has been established
This hotline is staffed with reimbursement specialists who can help you learn more about:
- Insurance verification. Call the hotline to have your insurance benefits and eligibility verified and to determine your cost for your GLEEVEC prescription
- Billing assistance. Discuss any billing questions with reimbursement specialists. Also, if a claim of yours is denied due to billing errors or medical necessity issues, specialists can help you develop strategies for appeal.
Call the GLEEVEC Reimbursement Hotline at:
With your financial questions answered, you can focus on other areas of your treatment.
Other helpful websites
If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact your physician, the GLEEVEC hotline (1-877-GLEEVEC), or the organizations listed below.
The following websites are maintained by third parties over whom Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has no control. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation makes no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained in these websites.
American Cancer Society®
National Home Office
1599 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
275 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001
GIST Support International
12 Bomaca Dr
Doylestown, PA 18901
GIST Cancer Research Fund
55 Sawmill Rd
New City, NY 10956
Telephone: 1-845-634-6060, 1-845-634-1174
The Life Raft Group
155 US Highway 46
Wayne, NJ 07470
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service
31 Center Dr, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
Those with TTY equipment may call 1-800-332-8615
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Patient Information and Referral Service
National Organization for Rare Disorders
PO Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Telephone: 1-800-999-6673 or 1-203-746-6518
Patient Advocate Foundation
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
People Living With Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology
1900 Duke St, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: 1-703-519-2927 or 888-651-3038