A Prospective, Multicenter Study on Best Clinical Use of Imatinib in the Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

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Summary

Open-label, multicenter study of imatinib (400mg/die p.o.)in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Patients will be treated for up to 12 months. Data regarding its best clinical use in terms of tumor response, survival, tolerability and safety profile will be prospectively collected.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Intervention

Imatinib

Location

Novartis Investigative Site
Ancona
Italy

Status

Completed

Source

Novartis

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Neoplasms of the endometrial stroma that sometimes involve the MYOMETRIUM. These tumors contain cells that may closely or remotely resemble the normal stromal cells. Endometrial stromal neoplasms are divided into three categories: (1) benign stromal nodules; (2) low-grade stromal sarcoma, or endolymphatic stromal myosis; and (3) malignant endometrial stromal sarcoma (SARCOMA, ENDOMETRIAL STROMAL).

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Tumors or cancer of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, from the MOUTH to the ANAL CANAL.

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