gist cancer

GIST Cancer

GIST cancer or gastrointestinal stromal tumors that originate in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. GISTs are very uncommon and make up less that 1% of gastrointestinal tumors and affect between 4,000 to 6,000 adults in the U.S., according to ASCO.

Massive Bio’s number one priority is to create positive outcomes for cancer patients. With the Clinical Trial Matching Service and Virtual Tumor Board, you are one-step closer to reaching that positive outcome.

Cancer clinical trials are important for cancer treatment; they find and prove new ways to fight cancer. By participating in a clinical trial, you can find the best treatment for your GIST cancer and help others who are struggling with GIST cancer. Getting access to the right clinical trials and right treatments shouldn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s why Massive Bio uses the clinical trial matching service to match GIST cancer patients to the right clinical trials based on the stage of disease, biomarker status, geographical location and past medical history.

GIST Treatment Options

Treatment for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) is mainly dependent on staging. Patients with primary, localized GIST are able to be solved and cured using only surgery. If the cancer has spread, however, further treatment may be needed.

GISTs are most likely to spread to the liver first. Possible treatments in this scenario involved targeted cancer therapies to manage and control the cancer. Chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy involving the drugs imatinib and sunitinib are treatment options for before and after surgery.

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Tumor-induced Symptoms 

Symptoms from the tumor itself include blood and vomit in the stool, abdominal pain, fatigue, swallowing discomfort, false sense of fullness with little to no eating.

Uncomfortable Side Effects

The side effects of cancer therapy are dependent on which medication is taken; however, they can include stomach discomfort, diarrhea, muscle pain, skin rashes, fluid retention, fatigue, mouth irritation, loss of appetite, skin and hair changes, hand-foot syndrome, high blood pressure.

Risk factors

Some of the factors that may increase the risk of developing GIST tumor includes being over the age of 50, inheriting certain genetic syndromes such as primary familial GIST syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1 and Carney-Stratakis syndrome.

Why Join A GIST Clinical Trial?

GIST clinical trials have the objective of advancing research, treatment procedures and practices in order to approve them for standard treatment use and help other GIST patients as well. 

By joining a clinical trial, you are accessing new treatment, procedures and research opportunities that have the potential of not only helping you, but other GIST patients as well. You are also more closely monitored and observed by medical professionals during the clinical trial process.

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  • Be one step closer to unlocking gist cancer treatment options.
  • A second opinion without leaving home by US oncologists.
  • Explore options for therapy when you have relapsed or current therapy has failed.
  • Access to clinical trials & immunotherapy options where appropriate.
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Benefits

Find GIST Clinical Trials

Full Virtual Experience

Our Clinical Trial Matching System is a fully virtual tool that allows you to receive all the information and data needed without the need to travel to a physical trial site until the enrollment process is completed.

Pre-screening for GIST Trials

We help you find the best pancreatic cancer clinical trials for your cancer case by pre-screening you for the active trials near you. Your report will contain trials that you’re eligible for near your home.

Our Top Priority

Our top priority is to provide patients with the best possible outcome by providing the most personalized clinical trial matches available. We ensure your clinical trial matching report is specific and beneficial to you and your case.

Full Guidance Through Enrollment

Throughout your matching, qualifying and enrolling process, a patient advocate will be available to guide you through every step of the way and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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Symptoms of Gist Cancer

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to GIST

  • We request your medical records through fax and our medical records specialists review them.
  • You will receive your results via email in 7-10 business days after your medical records are received.
  • We will call you to discuss the report and any questions or concerns you have
  • You won’t need to travel to a clinical trial site until you are enrolled in the trial
The initial clinical trial matching process takes 24 hours, and a more detailed personalized match takes 7-10 business days after medical records are reviewed.

After you’ve received and reviewed your clinical trial matches report, a case manager will reach out to discuss the enrollment process into a clinical trial. Patients can also discuss their match results with their local oncologist before deciding to enroll. Once a decision has been made, a patient advocate begins the enrollment process:

  • Confirm trial and insurance eligibility
  • Forward medical records
  • Resolve financial assistant issues
  • Schedule first appointment