Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

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Treating Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) TOPICS

More treatment information about gastrointestinal stromal tumor

For more details on treatment options – including some that are not addressed in this document – the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are good sources of information.

The NCCN, made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, develops cancer treatment guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. These are available on the NCCN website ( (Information on gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is found in the NCCN Soft Tissue Sarcoma guideline.)

The NCI provides treatment guidelines via its telephone information center (1-800-4-CANCER) and its website ( Detailed guidelines intended for use by cancer care professionals are also available on

Last Medical Review: 04/04/2014
Last Revised: 05/09/2014