What is GIST?

A GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) is a tumor in the small intestine or stomach. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, abdomen pain, bleeding, and black stools.

Treatment for GIST include medications, surgery, and chemotherapy. A drug class used to treat GIST is the kinase inhibitor drug class. It works to stop cancer cell growth.

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Popular GIST Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Kinase Inhibitors 10,136 See Prices
Kinase Inhibitors 6,727 See Prices
Kinase Inhibitors 14,881 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

GIST Drug Classes

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