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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

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by Kerr SJ

(GIST; Tumor, Gastrointestinal Stromal; Gastrointestinal Stromal Sarcoma; Gastric Myosarcoma; Gastric Myoblastoma; Gastrointestinal Leiomyosarcoma; Gastrointestinal Smooth Muscle Tumor)

 

RESOURCES

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

American Gastroenterological Association
http://www.gastro.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
http://www.cag-acg.org

Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.ca

 

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