Metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor with long-term response after treatment with concomitant radiotherapy and imatinib mesylate

Boruban C., Sencan O., Akmansu M., Atik E. T. , Ozbek S.

ANTI-CANCER DRUGS, cilt.18, sa.8, ss.969-972, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/cad.0b013e3280e94982
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.969-972


Total surgical excision of the tumor is considered to be the only hope in treatment of malignant mesenchymal tumors. The roles of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy have not yet been established. We report here a case of metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors with a dramatic long duration of response after treatment with concurrent radiotherapy and imatinib mesylate. The patient had a long-term complete response at the radiotherapy region with concomitant imatinib therapy although previous metastatic sides persisted with partial response.