Gastric Cancer Registry
has announced a promising new partnership with the Intermountain Biorepository at Intermountain Healthcare (IMH), the largest healthcare provider in Utah. The IMH Biorepository will search its archives of over 4.5 million tissue samples to identify cases of gastric cancer that can be analyzed to yield additional data and increased knowledge of the disease. "We are excited that this collaboration will enable historic samples to contribute to current, clinically relevant research," said Hanlee Ji, MD, the Registry's principal investigator. "This will improve our understanding of gastric cancer genetics and in turn benefit future patients."
The Gastric Cancer Registry team will apply next generation sequencing techniques to deeply analyze these gastric tumors to better understand the genomic changes that occur in the development of cancer.
The Gastric Cancer Foundation established the Gastric Cancer Registry with the generosity of Diane and Ron Weintraub, in memory of their beloved daughter, Beth Weintraub Schoenfeld.