Clinical and pathological characteristics and their effect on survival in elderly patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Mandel N. M., Selcukbiricik F., Kanitez M., YALÇIN S. S., Tural D., ERDAMAR ÇETİN A. S., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.21, no.2, pp.360-365, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-365
  • Keywords: gastrointestinal stromal tumor, imatinib, old age, survival, treatment, IMATINIB MESYLATE, PHASE-III, C-KIT, GIST, COMORBIDITY, MANAGEMENT, RECURRENCE, MUTATIONS, THERAPY, KINASE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are common tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Their most frequent location is the stomach. Although the clinical and pathological characteristics of the disease are well-known, the clinical and pathological characteristics and the response to treatment are not clear in elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of GISTs in elderly patients with an aim at improving the therapeutic methodology and survival.