Response of extraabdominal desmoid tumors to therapy with imatinib mesylate.

@article{Mace2002ResponseOE,
  title={Response of extraabdominal desmoid tumors to therapy with imatinib mesylate.},
  author={Joseph R. Mace and J Sybil Biermann and Vernon K. Sondak and Cornelius J. Mcginn and Curtis Hayes and Dafydd Thomas and Laurence Baker},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={
          2373-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Desmoid tumor represents a rare monoclonal neoplasm arising from deep musculoaponeurotic structures and may occur sporadically or in association with the familial adenomatous polyposis and Gardner syndromes. Desmoid tumors do not appear to demonstrate metastatic potential; however, local infiltrative growth results in significant morbidity and potential mortality. Although the delineation of optimal therapy for desmoid tumors has been confounded by several factors, surgical resection… CONTINUE READING

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