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July/August 2018
Announcing Our New Website with Expanded Resources
We recently launched our new website to offer additional information, resources, and support in a format that makes it easier to find what you need.

New features on include a clinical trial navigator to help people affected by gastric cancer participate in active studies, an online community for patients and caregivers to share experiences and support with one another, and more guidance on how to join the Gastric Cancer Registry to help researchers in the search for a cure. Visit - and let us know what you think!
New Clinical Trial Navigator Offers Personalized Assistance
clinical trial matching service
With the new website comes the launch of a free service that assists gastric cancer patients and families to more easily identify clinical trials that match with their particular diagnosis and condition.

Through a generous grant from Stupid Strong Charitable Foundation, this new service has been established in memory of Candace Netzer, wife of Foundation board member and Stupid Strong co-founder, Jeff Netzer, who lost her battle with gastric cancer in November 2017. Jeff shared, "Once Candace's initial treatments failed, it was difficult for us to quickly identify and connect with clinical trials that might have given us more options. I know Candace would be thrilled that Gastric Cancer Foundation is now able to provide this much-needed service to patients and families, and to increase participation in research towards better treatment alternatives in the future."

Visit the clinical trial navigator here and complete a brief questionnaire to begin identifying open clinical trials that match your personal diagnosis, treatment, and stage profile. Trained navigators are also available to assist you by phone.
Breaking Down Digestion
Dietitian Ellen Steinberg speaks with Hans Rueffert on digestion
In our newest video episode, board member and "Chef without a Stomach," Hans Rueffert, demystifies the process of digestion with dietitian, Ellen Steinberg. Ellen and Hans explore how people can survive without a stomach. Hans also shares his personal experience learning how to continue enjoying food - even without a stomach - and how he discovered which foods are best for him. 

Special thanks to Merck & Co., Inc. for supporting this video series through an educational grant.
Research Roundup
research news articles
Recent gastric cancer research has generated a lot of engagement on social media these past few weeks, including an article about two Japanese research institutes that have been able to use artificial intelligence to accurately identify early stage gastric cancer in endoscopic images. 

In other research, scientists studied the combination of oral thymidine analog trifluridine and the thymidine phosphorylase inhibitor tipiracil, or TAS-102 (Lonsurf, Taiho Oncology), a combination treatment used to treat colorectal cancer. The study finds it significantly extends overall survival when added to best supportive care in patients with advanced metastatic gastric cancer. 

Visit for all the latest news about research progress.

Join Our Events and Campaigns
Visit our event directory and find details about current and upcoming opportunities to get involved and support the search for a cure, including:

A Cause for Hope 2018 Event
Join us for the Gastric Cancer Foundation's 9th annual celebration of progress and fundraising to support gastric cancer research. Friday evening, November 9th, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Get inspired and watch last year's event video here.
Pic Your Power Challenge
Ready. Raise. Rise.
We're participating in the #ReadyRaiseRise movement with Bristol Meyers Squibb to help raise money for advocacy groups, including us. It's not too late to participate! Rising up to gastric cancer takes a unique inner power - what's yours? Show us by joining the Pic Your Power Challenge:
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