Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS (@vreelant) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at Brooke Army Medical Center
Daniel Nelson, DO, FACS (@usarmydoc24) is Surgical Oncologist and current HPB fellow at MD Anderson
Connor Chick, MD (@connor_chick) is a Surgical Oncology fellow at Ohio State University.
Lexy (Alexandra) Adams, MD, MPH (@lexyadams16) is a PGY-6 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
Beth (Elizabeth) Carpenter, MD (@elizcarpenter16) is a PGY-5 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
In this episode, we review the basics of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), how to evaluate patients with presenting mass consistent with GIST, initial work-up, staging, and management. We discuss key concepts including the genetic background of these tumors and high-yield targeted therapies that are relevant both in direct patient care and board exams.
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