The standard diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of gastrointestinal stromal tumors based on guidelines

@inproceedings{Nishida2015TheSD,
  title={The standard diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of gastrointestinal stromal tumors based on guidelines},
  author={Toshirou Nishida and Jean-Yves Blay and Seiichi Hirota and Yuko Kitagawa and Y K Kang},
  booktitle={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2015}
}
Although gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a rare type of cancer, they are the commonest sarcoma in the gastrointestinal tract. Molecularly targeted therapy, such as imatinib therapy, has revolutionized the treatment of advanced GIST and facilitates scientific research on GIST. Nevertheless, surgery remains a mainstay of treatment to obtain a permanent cure for GIST even in the era of targeted therapy. Many GIST guidelines have been published to guide the diagnosis and treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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