GIST

Management of GIST requires careful coordination of a multidisciplinary team including both a surgical and a medical oncologist. Innovations in the medical management of GIST have greatly improved the outlook for patients but have made medical decision making more complex. Surgical resection remains the only method to definitively manage GIST, however, medical therapies with targeted drugs are often used before or after surgery, to improve patient outcome. For more details regarding the diagnosis and treatment of GIST go to:  http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/gist/Patient

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