Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) are aggressive cancers that may be associated with swelling, difficulty eating, bloating, bleeding, and pain. GIST are uncommon and often require a coordinated treatment plan that includes surgery and chemotherapy. It is very important that the proper surgery be performed.
Physicians who treat GIST:
Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
Special therapies for GIST offered by the Division of Surgical Oncology:
- Resection (surgery) of GIST.
- Laparoscopic surgery.
Research protocols currently open for GIST:
- ACOSOG Z9001- randomized Gleevec vs. Placebo
- Cell-saver autotransfusion in surgical oncology
- Biobanking of tumor tissue for molecular research
- reGISTry- computerized database study of GIST outcomes
Expertise By Disease Site
University Surgical Associates
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