The Registry appreciated hearing from patients and families across the country in response to last month's update about its expansion and potential to help eradicate this disease. The Registry is growing and we continue to encourage even greater participation.
Hanlee Ji, MD, principal investigator of the Registry, noted that they will be implementing a new technology to detect circulating cancer DNA in the blood. This technology can be used to detect mutations specific to gastric cancer. "As we expand our patient enrollment, these studies will be feasible using some new technology that we developed and was recently published," he added.
In response to queries, the registry is sending both blood and saliva collection kits to people across the country. To learn more about the research being done and how your contributions are put to use,
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