Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Adults and Children

Atif A Ahmed, MD (Editor)
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED031000

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, clinical features, radiology, classification, molecular genetics, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors in both adults and children. Various chapters of the book summarize all the important research findings and provide an updated text for all those involved in the research and clinical management of this tumor. This book is written by experts in the field from all over the world who have considerable research, clinical interest and experience in the management of this tumor. The book is a concise review of the relevant basic and clinical research on gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and provides a summary of their current classification, diagnosis and treatment strategies in both adults and children.

It intends to provide a deep insight into the current knowledge on the subject and summarizes all the important relevant data. It contains numerous radiologic and pathologic images, research illustrations and data that is valuable in the overall understanding of all aspects of this important tumor. This book is intended for researchers, students, paramedical staff, patients and doctors involved in the management of patients with this tumor, including gastrointestinal physicians, pediatricians, oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists. By reading this book, patients gain insight into the management of their own tumors, students find a platform on which they can build their research projects, and nurses and doctors maintain an overall understanding of the subject.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Foreword

Preface
(Atif Ahmed, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, United States)

Chapter 1: Introduction to GIST: Epidemiology, Clinical Features and Diagnostic Work-Up
(Samuel Harris, Charlotte Benson, Robin L Jones, Sarcoma Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United Kingdom)

Chapter 2: Molecular Genetics
(Gabriel Minarik, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chapter 3: Imaging of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours
(Sujata Patnaik, Department of Radiology and Imageology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 4: Surgical Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
(Rebecca A. Marmor, Jason K. Sicklick, Division of Surgical Oncology and Department of Surgery, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States)

Chapter 5: Pathologic Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
(Atif Ahmed, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, United States)

Chapter 6: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Younger Patients
(Alberto S. Pappo, Markku Miettinen, Solid Tumor Division, Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and others)

Chapter 7: Medical Treatment of GIST and Healthcare Costs
(Deepa Susan Phillip, Bhawna Sirohi, Shailesh V. Shrikhande, Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India, and others)

Chapter 8: Future Research Directions
(Gabriel Minarik, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chapter 9: Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Present and Future Directions
(Gloria Ravegnini, Sabrina Angelini, Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacogenomic Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Index

“Clinicians, clinical scientists, and basic investigators, both old and new to the field, will undoubtedly learn more about GIST by reading this book and will better understand some of the challenges that lie ahead that must be overcome if we hope to further impact the lives of patients who are looking for answers and cures.” - Andrew K. Godwin, PhD, Chancellors Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Endowed Professor, Professor and Director of Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Deputy Director, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Director, Biospecimen Shared Resource, Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar

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