This Week in JAMA


In JAMA this week, a team of European researchers led by Heikki Joensuu present a study comparing the efficacy of adjuvant imatinib treatment for operable gastrointestinal stromal tumors when administered for one year versus three years. The team administered imatinib to 400 patients with KIT mutation-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors, who had a high chance of recurrence, for either 12 months or 36 months following surgery.

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