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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Research News: Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH) – Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under 40 years old as well. Writing in […]

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New Gene Fusions and Mutations Linked to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO) – Findings could lead to additional targeted treatments for more patients.  In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, with 5,000 to 6,000 new cases per year in the United States. But 10 to […]