What is Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor? (Definition)
According to the American Cancer Society, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon tumors of the GI tract. These tumors start in very early forms of special cells found in the wall of the GI tract, called the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). ICCs are cells of the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that regulates body processes such as digesting food. ICCs are sometimes called the “pacemakers” of the GI tract because they signal the muscles in the digestive system to contract to move food and liquid through the GI tract.
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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Research News: Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients