Carney Triad Research

The second well-known type of GIST affecting young people is called “Carney’s Triad.”It is named after Dr. J. Aidan Carney who first described it in 1977. Patients with Carney’s Triad may have several different types of tumors including GIST, pulmonary chondroma, and/or functioning extra-adrenal paraganglioma. If any two of these tumors are present, a diagnosis of the “triad” can be made, particularly if age and sex factors are supportive.

For more information on Carney's Triad research, please visit the Life Raft's Pediatric GIST Overview .

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