9781632412263 t fc

ISBN : 9781632412263

Publisher :   haylemedical

Language :   English

Category :   Gastroenterology

Publication Year :   2015

Price : USD 84.95

Description :  Gastrointestinal stromal tumor has been described in this insightful book. Till about 15 years ago, there was no mechanism to detect the origin of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), and 30 years back, no one thought that GISTs derive from mesenchymal stem elements. Experiments in the past 10 years have stressed on the justification of imatinib mezylate therapy in GISTs and given an answer to why a secondary resistance originated during the kinase inhibitors therapy. The era of treatments for GISTs, focusing on the primary activating mutations in the KIT proto-oncogene has been tagged as the new indicator of special importance to the pathologist role in integrative unit that is accountable for curing diseased people with commonly used or metastatic GIST. The book portrays this message in a consolidative manner. Additionally, it imparts knowledge on the precise and case based information on current management of gastrointestinal and extragastrointestinal stromal tumors. This book will prove to be educational and worthy of the time of the students, and will be a good addition to clinical science dissemination, medical education, and further basic and clinical research.

Author/Editor :  Sandra McLeish

Author's Description :  After obtaining the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, Sandra McLeish completed her fellowship in gastroenterology. She is a practising doctor and a professor in the division of gastroenterology in Alabama, United States. Her clinical and research interests lie in gastrointestinal cancer and stomach disorders. McLeish has published a number of articles, journal papers and book chapters in the field of medicine. She is also an active member of several medical societies.