November 2016
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

GFC Board Member Shares His Hope

As the nation recognizes November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, Foundation board member, Steve Melen, who was diagnosed with gastric cancer 2008, reflects on his battle with the disease and the hopeful life he is living today. Watch his story here.
Treatment Drug Succeeds in Key Stomach Cancer Study
In a recent trial in Asia, Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo extended survival for patients who did not respond to chemo. This is a big win for gastric cancer treatment, making Opdivo the first drug in its class to show a survival benefit in stomach cancer patients. Read more about the good news here!

 Last Chance to Register! GCF Recognizes Stomach Cancer Awareness Month by Rallying Support for Research
Time is running out. Make your reservation now and join us at the Foundation's annual event, A Cause For Hope - Friday, November 18th - and see the premier of our new video!

Proceeds from this event will help finish endowing our American Gastroenterological Association/Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award. This continuous program of 3-year research grants is awarded to outstanding young researchers, allowing them to focus their work on gastric cancer. This funding helps ensure that this enormous talent is not drawn away to other areas where funds are more readily available.

If you can't attend the event, your support is still important! You can make a tax deductible contribution at
November Premier: PBS Documentary on Patient Journey
National Public Television is shedding light on the gastric cancer patient journey in a new documentary set to air this month. Sponsored by Lilly Oncology, the documentary will follow patients from diagnosis to treatment as well as highlight insights from leading oncologists and the research to help fight the disease.

"Exploration Heath - Revealing Unique Cancers" is scheduled to air over 100 times in the next year and will help increase understanding of gastric cancer nationwide. Check your local listings for viewing times.
GI Cancers Alliance to Stream Patient Symposium
Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer
Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer conference at Georgetown University next month offers a live stream of the Patient Symposium on Saturday, December 3rd. For groups interested in organizing a public viewing session, a live webcast can be arranged. CURE Connections will also be live taping portions of this symposium. Find more details here.

The GI Cancers Alliance is made up of 20 cancer advocacy groups - including the Gastric Cancer Foundation - committed to fighting against gastrointestinal cancers.

Commit to a Cure: 
Year-End Giving to Accelerate Research

As the Holidays are approaching and 2016 draws to a close, many of us are counting our blessings and considering how we can help others.

In that spirit, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the work of the Gastric Cancer Foundation. Your donation will be put right to work in the pursuit of a cure.

Support Gastric Cancer Research During Stomach Cancer Awareness Month with KeVita and #innerselfie
KeVita #innerselfieHave you shared your #innerselfie yet? The probiotic drink, KeVita, will donate $1 to the Gastric Cancer Foundation for every post shared with  a custom stylized photo . Now is the time during Stomach Cancer Awareness month and it's easier than ever to participate! 

Strike a pose and  check out  KeVita  for more information. Be sure to tag the Gastric Cancer Foundation in YOUR #innerselfie on  facebook  and  twitter !