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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.


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Kenneth Cardona MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Surgical Oncology
Keith Delman MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery; Surgical Oncologist; Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Natalyn Hawk MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hematology & Oncology
David Kooby MD
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology