[A case of gastric GIST treated preoperatively by imatinib mesylate].

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the most common mesenchymal tumor of the human gastrointestinal tract, is thought to originate from the interstitial cells of Cajal. The mutation of c-kit, cording KIT, is essential in the development of GIST. Imatinib mesylate (IM), an agent for chronic myeloid leukemia, was reported to inhibit tyrosine kinase… (More)

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