When you talk about your treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) with your doctor, you can also ask him if you should join a clinical trial. It's a type of research study that checks if a new drug is safe and works better than meds that are used now.
Clinical trials may test a new treatment to see if it:
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is part of the body's digestive system. It helps to digest food and takes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from food so they can be used by the body. The GI tract is made up of the following organs:
Large intestine (colon).
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)...