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GCF monitors news about the most recent research and milestones regarding gastric cancer. Please click here to read more.
- Tiny Gastric Cancer Foundation scores big wins to accelerate research
- Following his gut instincts - a beautiful, personal story about Chairman of the Board, Wayne Feinstein and his family
- BioPortfolio and MedicalXpress cover the announcement of our new research scholar - Mohammed El-Zaatari [Read news at BioPortfolio or MedicalXpress]
- New AGA/GCF Research Grant to Fund Exploration of the Development of Gastric Cancer
- His son’s bequest; Wayne Feinstein's personal story
- Gastric Cancer Foundation Announces Major Milestones: Research Partnership with American Gastroenterological Association to Fund Scholars and the Addition of Three New Board Members
- Gastric Cancer Foundation Founder, Joseph Peter Gallagher, Loses Battle with Stomach Cancer
- A Beautiful Night at the Fourth Annual GCF Gala
- Michael Feinstein Fundraiser A Hit!
- Volunteer Group Organizing in NYC
- 2012 Grants Announced
- EP Classic III Raises Over $14,000
- GCF changes its name to Gastric Cancer Foundation
- One-Year Anniversary of Gastric Cancer Registry
GCF tracks interesting research in gastric cancer. Following is research news that has caught our attention since January 2012:
- Eradicating H pylori Could Help Prevent Gastric Cancer in Asians
June 17, 2014
Searching for and eradicating the bacteria Helicobacter pylori could reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in otherwise healthy individuals, especially in Asian populations, according to a new study. [Read more]
- ASCO: Advances in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers
May 30, 2014
Interview with Dr. Andrew Lowy, director of surgical oncology at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. [Read more]
- FDA approves Cyramza for stomach cancer
April 21, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach. [Read more]
- Could the Microbiome Play a Role in Gastric Cancer?
February 26, 2014
Over the past few years, the scientific community has become more and more interested in the "microbiome"-the 100 trillion or so bacteria that live in our gut, helping us digest our food, fight infections and perform other normal daily functions. Now evidence is emerging that the microbiome could play a role in the formation of gastric cancer, and therefore could be an important target for new therapies. [Read more]
- New Chemical Technique May Boost Surgery Success
February 3, 2014
One of the best ways to improve survival odds for patients facing gastric cancer is for surgeons to be able to confirm they're removing every single cancer cell from the stomach. Scientists at Stanford University have developed a method of chemical analysis that they believe will help surgeons find cancer cells that might otherwise be missed by pathology labs, which typically analyze tissue samples during procedures. [Read more]
Upcoming GCF Events:
Date:December 6, 2014
Event:Gastric Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Gala
Place:Peninsula Golf & Country Club, San Mateo, CA
Grassroots Events Supporting GCF:
Date:Sunday, October 27, 2013
Event:Afternoon through the eyes and heart of Ms. Sheila Yancy; a reading of INFUSION, My Personal Journey Living with GSC, a Memoir by Sheila Yancy read by her aunt, Carolyn Brooks.
Time:3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Place:The East Room of 1300 Lafayette, Downtown Detroit
Date:Thursday, November 7, 2013
Event:Geeks Against Gastric Cancer – Quiz Night
Place:Madrona Eatery & Ale House, Seattle, Washington
Date:Sunday, November 10, 2013
Event:1st Annual Mark Blumenthal Memorial Pokerthon
Place:Throughout the U.S.