Although imatinib is the current standard of care for gastrointestinal stromal tumors, other therapies are proving to be effective treatments for the disease as well.
A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth.
In patients with inoperable spinal tumors, carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) is a safe and effective treatment.
Imatinib is prolongs PFS but not OS compared to placebo among patients with imatinib- or sunitinib-refractory advanced GIST, according to data presented at ASCO 2013.
Cancer presenting in the retroperitoneal space is uncommon and can be a challenge to diagnose.
In synovial sarcoma, metastasis development is linked to chromosome complexity.
Development of metastasis in synovial sarcoma is strongly associated with chromosome complexity, which helps explain why adults more frequently have metastasis than children: the adult genome is more frequently rearranged.