More Pathology Resources


These excellent recent reviews may be helpful if you want to learn more about GIST pathology tests and GIST prognosis, as well as treatment.  If not available from the web, the articles can be requested from the one of the authors of the paper. 


NCCN Task Force Report: Update on the Management of Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
George D. Demetri, MD; Margaret von Mehren, MD; Cristina R. Antonescu, MD; Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD; Kristen N. Ganjoo, MD; Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD; Peter W.T. Pisters, MD; Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc; Richard F. Riedel, MD; Scott Schuetze, MD, PhD; Hema M. Sundar, PhD; Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD; and Jeffrey D. Wayne, MD
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network | Volume 8 Supplement 2 | April 2010
Link here for free access at NCCN website

Multidisciplinary treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. 
Kingham TP, DeMatteo RP. 
Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;89(1):217-33, x. Review. 
PMID: 19186237   Link here for abstract.

Randomized clinical trials in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. 
Learn PA, Sicklick JK, DeMatteo RP.  
Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2010 Jan;19(1):101-13.
PMID: 19914562 Link here for abstract.

Contemporary pathology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Liegl B, Hornick JL, Lazar AJ.
Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America. 2009 Feb;23(1):49-68, vii-viii.
PubMed PMID: 19248970   Link here for abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors. 
Liegl-Atzwanger B, Fletcher JA, Fletcher CD. 
Virchows Arch. 2010 Feb;456(2):111-27. 
PMID: 20165865  Link here for abstract.

Pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumors. 
Pappo AS, Janeway KA. 
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;23(1):15-34, vii.  
PMID: 19248968  Link here for abstract.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a clinical overview. 
 Quek R, George S.
 Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;23(1):69-78, viii.
 PMID: 19248971  Link here for abstract.

Update on the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs): role of imatinib. 
Quek R, George S. 
Biologics. 2010 Feb 4;4:19-31. 
PMID: 20161982  Link here for free PubMed Central Article 

Towards global consensus in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor. 
Reichardt P, Blay JY, Mehren M. 
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2010 Feb;10(2):221-32.  
PMID: 20131998  Link here for abstract.

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens From Patients With Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Rubin BP, Blanke CD, Demetri GD, Dematteo RP, Fletcher CD, Goldblum JR, Lasota J, Lazar A, Maki RG, Miettinen M, Noffsinger A, Washington MK, Krausz T; Cancer Committee, College of American Pathologists.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Feb;134(2):165-70.  PMID: 20121601
Link here for free access at the journal website.
This link is provided with permission from Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Copyright 2010. College of American Pathologists.