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Online Community Forum Empowers and Educates People Affected by Gastric Cancer
Patient-led sites that offer support, information, moderated forums, blogs, and advice are becoming an integral part of navigating life with cancer.

Gastric Cancer Foundation's free online community offers peer-to-peer support for patients and caregivers. Led by people who are navigating the journey themselves, our online community empowers individuals to share frustrations, wisdom, and encouragement with each other in a safe and supportive environment.
The Many Functions of Fiber
Foundation board member and "Chef without a Stomach" Hans Rueffert chats again with Registered Dietitian Ellen Steinberg to discuss the many types of fiber and each of their digestive benefits. As Hans remarks, "Knowledge is Power" when it comes to eating healthy and helpful foods with a partial stomach (or no stomach at all). Find more episodes at the Gesundheit Kitchen on gastriccancer.org.
Gastric Cancer Foundation Funds Important Stomach Cancer Research
The Gastric Cancer Foundation has awarded a $75,000 research grant to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The grant will be used to support research efforts and develop new therapies for peritoneal carcinomatosis an aggressive metastasis of gastric cancer.
Research Roundup
There's always new and exciting news in gastric cancer research. Here are a few of the latest highlights:

Eliminating the bacteria H. pylori from the gastrointestinal tract lowers the risk of gastric cancer by 75%, according to a recent study in the journal Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia have developed a potential method for stopping the growth of stomach tumors by neutralizing a gene receptor called FZD7.

A blood test that's under development was able to identify more than 20 tumor types, including stomach cancer, with up to 93% accuracy. The test works by spotting abnormal methylation in cell-free DNA, which is genetic material from tumors that is released into the bloodstream.
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