DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor [DOID:9253]

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is one of the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (1-3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies). They are typically defined as tumors whose behavior is driven by mutations in the Kit gene or PDGFRA gene, and may or may not stain positively for Kit.

Synonyms:  gastrointestinal stromal tumor,  DOID:9253,  GANT,  GIST,  Stromal tumor of gastrointestinal tract

Linkouts:  OMIM