If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with gastric cancer, you can help advance research through the Gastric Cancer Registry at Stanford University's Genome Center.
"Enrollment in the Gastric Cancer Registry is a powerful and meaningful contribution to research. Participation supports studies to help improve prevention, early detection and treatment of gastric cancer," says Hanlee Ji, MD, who directs the research group.
All gastric cancer patients are urged to enroll. The Registry also encourages the participation of family members who have a history of gastric cancer in a first or second degree relative. Family member enrollment involves an online questionnaire and donation of a small blood or saliva sample. Registry staff is available to answer your questions and assist you with the enrollment process.
You are eligible to participate in the Registry if you have one of the following:
- you have been diagnosed with gastric cancer
- you have a known germline mutation in your CDH1 gene
- you have a family history of gastric cancer in a first or second degree relative
The Gastric Cancer Registry was created by the Gastric Cancer Foundation through the generosity of Diane and Ron Weintraub, in memory of their beloved daughter, Beth Weintraub Schoenfeld.