The Gastric Cancer Registry
is the first comprehensive repository of clinical and genomic data pertaining to stomach cancer. Its chief aims are to enhance understanding of gastric cancer and to serve as a resource for developing novel prevention, early detection, and treatment strategies. Created in 2011 through a collaboration between the Gastric Cancer Foundation and investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Registry has grown into a rich resource for biomedical research. The Registry has benefited from the expertise of researchers in cancer biology, molecular technology, genomics, and bioinformatics.
For the past few years, the Registry team has collected archival sample of gastric tumor tissue and associated clinical records. With next generation sequencing and deep computational analysis, the Registry has generated valuable datasets on the unique mutations, microbiome, and immune cell populations in the gastric tumor microenvironment. The principal investigator, Dr. Hanlee Ji, has pledged to make these data available to the scientific community with the aim of catalyzing revolutionary gastric cancer research.