A retrospective chart review of the clinico-pathological profile and outcome of patients with irresectable or metastatic Gastrointestinal stromal tumors treated with Imatinib in the public sector in the Kwazulu-natal.

Hasinah Asmal, Omran Ali El-koha


We aim to perform a retrospective chart review of all patients in the public sector in Kwazulu Natal  with metastatic or irresectible Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours treated with Imatinib from 1 November 2004 until 30 April 2012.  A retrospective analysis of medical records will be conducted in order to obtain clinical information relating to the demographic profile, clinical history and response to Imatinib.


 The collection of this information is an essential  step in the provision of clinical data to various role players involved in the provision of Imatinib in Kwa-zulu Natal, South Africa.