Revisiting a dogma: similar survival of patients with small bowel and gastric GIST. A population-based propensity score SEER analysis
PATIENTS AND METHODS
Contrary to common belief, OS and CSS of patients with small bowel GIST are not statistically different from those of patients with gastric GIST when adjustment is made for confounding variables on a population-based level. The prognosis of patients with nongastric GIST is worse because of a colonic and extravisceral GIST location. These findings have implications regarding adjuvant treatment of GIST patients. Hence, the dogma that small bowel GIST patients have worse prognosis than gastric GIST patients and therefore should receive adjuvant treatment to a greater extent must be revisited.
|citation||Gueller U, Tarantino I, cerny t, Ulrich A, Schmied B, Warschkow R. Revisiting a dogma: similar survival of patients with small bowel and gastric GIST. A population-based propensity score SEER analysis. Gastric Cancer 2015;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||9-12-2015|
|journal title||Gastric Cancer|