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Table 3 Characteristics of GIST patients with different duration of preoperative IM therapy (n = 25)

From: Preoperative adjuvant therapy for locally advanced and recurrent/metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a retrospective study

CharacteristicsCasesDuration of IM therapy(months)P value
≤ 8.96> 8.96
Age (years) (mean ± SD)2551.29 ± 10.6449.45 ± 15.060.725
Gender   0.973
 Male1697 
 Female954 
Classify of preoperative therapy   1.000
 Locally advanced GISTs19118 
 Recurrent/metastasis GISTs633 
Primary localization   0.350
 Stomach + small intestine19127 
 Rectum + pelvic/retroperitoneal624 
Dose of IM therapy   1.000
 400 mg/day221210 
 600 mg/day321 
Response to IM therapy (according toChoi criteria)   1.000
 PR241311 
 SD110