Epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the era of histology codes: results of a population-based study.

@article{Ma2015EpidemiologyOG,
  title={Epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the era of histology codes: results of a population-based study.},
  author={Grace L Ma and James Don Murphy and Mar{\'i}a Elena Mart{\'i}nez and Jason Sicklick},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={298-302}
}
To date, all population-based epidemiologic data on gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in the United States predate the 2001 implementation of GIST-specific histology coding. As such, results from previous studies were limited because of inclusion of non-GIST abdominal or gastrointestinal sarcomas. We used a national cancer registry with modern day histologic codes to gain greater insight into the true epidemiology of GIST in the United States. We identified 6,142 patients diagnosed with… CONTINUE READING