Clinical Challenges in Surgical Oncology: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs)

EP. 664Oct. 02, 202333:05
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Join the Behind the Knife Surgical Oncology Team as we discuss the presentation, work-up, and management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)!

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

Learning Objectives:

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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