Predicting recurrence-free survival after surgery for GIST.

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See Articles page 1045 Many patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) have a substantial risk of recurrence after seemingly complete surgery. The risk varies from almost none (for the smallest GIST) to well over 50%. Metastases usually arise within the abdominal cavity or in the liver; metastatic GIST is generally fatal. Estimating the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70267-0

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