Raimundas Lunevicius

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Raimundas Lunevicius (MD, PhD, DSc, FRCS, Professor), a Consultant Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, qualified from Vilnius University (Lithuania). He completed three Fellowship Programmes: Monbushou at Nagoya University and Aichi Cancer Centre (Japan), Fulbright–Humphrey at Johns Hopkins University (USA), and King’s College Hospital London. A bibliography of his publications (h-index 68) includes 235 refereed articles, 71 abstracts, three monographs, two doctoral dissertations, two book chapters, and one edited book (by 31 October 2023). He was Editor-in-Chief of ‘Lithuanian Surgery’ between 2000 and 2012; from 2023, he is Editor-in-Chief of ‘Emergency Care and Medicine’ (MDPI, Switzerland). Academic Editor for the ‘Journal of Clinical Medicine’ and ‘IntechOpen’. Member of Editorial Boards of the ‘Journal of Clinical and Translational Research’ and ‘Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy’, and the reviewer for 49 academic journals.

Raimundas Lunevicius

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Raimundas Lunevicius

Almost 30 years have gone by since the postulation that GISTs derive from mesenchymal stem elements, and only 15 years have gone by since the definitive detection of origin of GISTs. Research in the last decade was more focused upon the justification of imatinib mezylate therapy in GISTs and clarification why a secondary resistance that occurred during the kinase inhibitors therapy. The era of therapy for GISTs, targeting the primary activating mutations in the KIT proto-oncogene; is being proclaimed as bringing the message of special importance to the pathologist role in multidisciplinary team that are responsible for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic GIST. This is the first conclusive message forthcoming from this book. On the other hand, the book provides summarised and case-based knowledge on current management of gastrointestinal and extragastrointestinal stromal tumours. We hope that this book may be considered as a worthwhile timely addition to clinical science dissemination, medical education, further basic and clinical research.

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