Cytoreductive surgery for metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors followed by sunitinib compared to followed by imatinib-a multi-center cohort study.


Department of GI Oncology, Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research of the Ministry of Education, Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing, China. Electronic address: [Email]


The progression-free survival (PFS) is not optimal when imatinib was recommended for treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) undergoing surgery after tumor local or multifocal progression.


Cytoreductive surgery,Gastrointestinal stromal tumor,Sunitinib,Tumor progression,