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Unfortunately there is no general screening test to check for GISTs. However, the earlier any tumor is discovered and treated, the better the chance of survival. For this reason, people who notice signs or symptoms of GIST should discuss this with their doctor right away.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.