A USA registry of gastrointestinal stromal tumor patients: changes in practice over time and differences between community and academic practices.

@article{Pisters2011AUR,
  title={A USA registry of gastrointestinal stromal tumor patients: changes in practice over time and differences between community and academic practices.},
  author={Peter W. T. Pisters and Charles David Blanke and Margaret M von Mehren and Joel Picus and Andres Sirulnik and E Stealey and Jonathan C. Trent},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={2523-9}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to describe patterns of care of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in the United States in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era. PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2004 through March 2009, data were collected regarding demographics, diagnostic history, treatment, relapse, and survival of 882 patients with GIST from 122 community and academic medical practices. RESULTS The most common first-line treatment for the 719 patients… CONTINUE READING