GIST develops from the cells of the connective tissues that support the organs of the digestive system. These tumors behave and are treated differently from other types of sarcoma. Also known as Gastrointestinal Tract (GI) Stromal Sarcoma.

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American Cancer Society: What Are Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors?
Provides a description of benign and malignant GIST, differences between tumor types, early detection, staging, diagnosis, treatment, and resources.
GIST Cancer Research Fund
Supports research grants to Cancer Centers. Includes information on pediatric and adult GIST, fundraising, and research presentations.
GIST Support International
Advocates and supports cancer patients dealing with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. Provides information, clinical trials, news, and links.
Global GIST Network
Focus is on helping patients in each country identify resources.
LifeRaft Group
Support group for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Features treatment options, current news, research information, coping, and members.
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