Author | Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD

Articles

Controversies in the Surgical Management of GIST in the Era of Imatinib

January 02, 2009

In the pre-imatinib era, surgery was the only effective treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). However, this treatment modality was often either not possible or insufficient for cure due to the aggressive nature of this disease.