Gastrointestinal stromal tumor: GIST. A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Malignant GISTs can occur from the esophagus to the rectum, but occur most commonly in the stomach and small intestine. Treatment for GIST includes STI571 (Gleevec), the first approved drug to directly turn off the signal of a protein known to cause a cancer.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract.
The gastrointestinal system. The gastrointestinal (GI) system processes food for energy and rids the body of solid waste. It is also known as the digestive system.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a subset of GI mesenchymal tumors of varying differentiation.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Whether you (or a loved one) are worried about developing a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, have just been diagnosed, are going ...
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