gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Definition / meaning of gastrointestinal stromal tumor

A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Also called GIST.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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