Gastrointestial Stromal Tumor (GIST) Team
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors are believed to initially form in the cells in the GI tract wall. These special cells are called interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). These ICCs are part of the autonomic nervous system and sends signals to the gastrointestinal tract. These signals cause the digestive tract muscles to contract, therefore moving food and liquid through the digestive system.