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Monitoring advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor with circulating tumor DNA.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores the role of circulating tumor (ct)DNA as a biomarker for clinical decision-making and monitoring purposes in metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients. We discuss key insights from recent clinical trials and anticipate the future perspectives of ctDNA profiling within the clinical landscape of GIST.

RECENT FINDINGS: The identification and molecular characterization of KIT/platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) mutations from ctDNA in metastatic GIST is feasible and reliable. Such identification through ctDNA serves as a predictor of clinical outcomes to tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in metastatic patients. Additionally, conjoined ctDNA analysis from clinical trials reveal the evolving mutational landscapes and increase in intratumoral heterogeneity across treatment lines. Together, this data positions ctDNA determination as a valuable tool for monitoring disease progression and guiding therapy in metastatic patients. These collective efforts culminated in the initiation of a ctDNA-based randomized clinical trial in GIST, marking a significant milestone in integrating ctDNA testing into the clinical care of GIST patients.

SUMMARY: The dynamic field of ctDNA technologies is rapidly evolving and holds significant promise for research. Several trials have successfully validated the clinical utility of ctDNA in metastatic GIST, laying the foundations for its prospective integration into the routine clinical management of GIST patients.

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