We are glad to announce that the book Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (Figure 1) has been officially published by the AME Publishing Company in August 2018.
Figure 1 The book Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor is published by the AME Publishing Company.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is an uncommon tumor that occurs in the wall of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and it can be malignant or benign. Though it has a long history of discovery, the prevalence of GIST is still not available and it is believed that the prevalence of it must be higher than people thought (between 6.5 and 14.5 per million per year) (1). Keeping that in mind, we are pleased to launch this new book, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, to help researchers and interested readers better understand GIST.
To capture the full range of distinguished experts’ thinking on GIST, 112 international leading experts from 11 countries all around the world are gathered to give their profound insights into the management of GIST. (Figure 2)
Figure 2 Distribution of all authors in the book Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor.
The Honorary Editors of the book are Prof. Jia-fu Ji from Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, China and Dr. Toshirou Nishida from National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan. The Editors are Dr. Yong Li from Guangdong General Hospital, China, Dr. Tatsuo Kanda from Sanjo General Hospital, Japan and Dr. Seth M. Pollack from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, USA. The Associate Editors are Prof. Brian K. P. Goh from Singapore General Hospital and Duke NUS Medical School, Singapore and Prof. Akira Sawaki from Fujita Health University, Japan.
Drawing on the experience of internationally renowned specialists in the field, the book is designed to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art reviews of GIST by divided into five sections, including introduction, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and rare GIST sections. It opens with an overview of the global current status of GIST and then provides a detailed review on molecular characterization and pathogenesis of GIST. The third section goes on to discuss the ultrasound guided biopsy collection in GIST patients and radiology related to computed tomography and magnetic resonance image. The fourth section describes minimal invasive surgery, molecular targeted therapy, radiotherapy and neoadjuvant therapy for GIST and rare types of GIST are presented in the last section. For more information about the content of the book, please see Appendix 1.
The book Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor is now available both online and in print in English version (Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/9887892076). We hope that the book will be a valuable manual to gastroenterologists and related researchers in their clinical practice.
1. Zhao X, Yue C. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. J Gastrointest Oncol 2012;3(3):189-208.