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Stage Information for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Table 5. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

gist = gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 181-9.
b Also to be used for omentum.
c Also to be used for esophagus, colorectal, mesentery, and peritoneum.
Gastric GISTb
GroupTNMMitotic Rate
Stage IAT1 or T2N0M0Low
Stage IBT3N0M0Low
Stage IIT1N0M0High
T2N0M0High
T4N0M0Low
Stage IIIAT3N0M0High
Stage IIIBT4N0M0High
Stage IVAny TN1M0Any rate
Any TAny NM1Any rate
Small Intestinal GISTc
GroupTNMMitotic rate
Stage IT1 or T2N0M0Low
Stage IIT3N0M0Low
Stage IIIAT1N0M0High
T4N0M0Low
Stage IIIBT2N0M0High
T3N0M0High
T4N0M0High
Stage IVAny TN1M0Any rate
Any TAny NM1Any rate

References:

  1. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 175-80.
  2. Demetri GD: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. In: DeVita VT Jr, Lawrence TS, Rosenberg SA: Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011, pp 1060-73.
  3. Demetri GD, Benjamin RS, Blanke CD, et al.: NCCN Task Force report: management of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)--update of the NCCN clinical practice guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 5 (Suppl 2): S1-29; quiz S30, 2007.
  4. Casali PG, Jost L, Reichardt P, et al.: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: ESMO clinical recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Ann Oncol 19 (Suppl 2): ii35-8, 2008.

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