Dear Doctors and Health Care Professionals,
Now you can use your BlackBerry Curve 8900 or BlackBerry Bold 9700 to calculate a patients’ Risk of Recurrence for GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST). This interactive tool will quickly show you the risk of disease recurrence based on three Miettinen criteria: tumor size, mitotic count and tumor location.
Tumor size is the sum of the longest diameters of target lesion, as defined in RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors). Mitotic count is measured by the pathologist as the number of mitoses per 50 high power fields. GISTs can occur anywhere along the GI tract, and tumor location is often confirmed upon appropriate imagine or surgery. Tumor location is an important criterion because we know that small tumors localized to the intestine are more aggressive than gastric tumors of equal size and mitotic count. Be sure to consider additional prognostic factors when assessing patient’s risk of recurrence.
There’s no need to carry around a set of reference books or complex slide rulers to make these calculations – simply install this app to your BlackBerry 8900 or 9700 and have it ready whenever the need arises.
Compatible with: BlackBerry 8900 and 9700; May be compatible with other models
Requires: BlackBerry OS 4.6 or later
These PAAB approved tools are courtesy of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.