The management of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) is a multidisciplinary effort involving close collaboration between pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, and imaging experts.
Treatment may involve surgery and/or the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) depending on the extent of disease and tumor sensitivity to TKI. Although recurrence is common for patients with high-risk tumors (see Table1), complete resection of localized tumors may be associated with long-term...
Late effects that affect the brain and spinal cord may cause certain health problems.
Childhood cancer survivors who received radiation, intrathecal chemotherapy, or surgery to the brain or spinal cord are at risk of late effects to the brain and spinal cord. These include the following: