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Cerebral relapse of metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor during treatment with imatinib mesylate: case report.

Authors
  • Hughes, Brett
  • Yip, Desmond
  • Goldstein, David
  • Waring, Paul
  • Beshay, Victoria
  • Chong, Guan
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Cancer
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Oct 09, 2004
Volume
4
Pages
74–74
Identifiers
PMID: 15473910
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This case illustrates that the brain can be a sanctuary site to treatment of GISTs with imatinib. Maintaining dosing of imatinib in the face of isolated sites of disease progression is also important, as other metastatic sites may still be sensitive.

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