What Is a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)?
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Learn about gastrointestinal stromal tumor and find information on how we support and care for people with GIST before, during, and after treatment.
Why Choose Us
At the Sarcoma Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our team of experts work together to provide compassionate and highly coordinated care for patients with GIST. Our center includes leaders in the field who provide our patients with the highest level of care in state-of-the-art facilities. We also perform leading-edge basic scientific and clinical research, with numerous opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials.
We provide comprehensive services to patients with these cancers, including:
- Access to the highest quality clinical research and new drugs available for the treatment of sarcomas and GIST
- Support services, including nutrition, complementary therapies, spiritual support, and financial help
- Survivorship programs for patients, plus resources for families and young adults
- Multidisciplinary care delivered by specialists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital