Seed Funding for Early Stage Research

The Gastric Cancer Foundation provides early funding for projects that show promise to facilitate the development of new treatments for gastric cancer.


Total Seed Grants

Supporting Innovative New Research

Early-stage seed funding is extremely important because it enables researchers to generate sufficient preliminary data to submit compelling and competitive applications for large grants. It is often difficult for researchers to obtain this type of support. The Gastric Cancer Foundation has made early funding a special focus of its research strategy.


The Oral Commensal Bacterium Fusobacterium Nucleatum as a Potential Driver of Gastric Cancer 

Dr. Nina Salama, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

$100,000 granted in 2021 

Targeting Myeloid Cells to Enhance Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Gastric Cancer 

Dr. Timothy C. Wang, M.D
Columbia University

$100,000 granted in 2021 

Exploiting KMT2 as a Predictive Marker and Therapeutic Target in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

$75,000 Granted in 2020

New Targets and Therapies for Chromosomal Instability Underlying Gastric Cancer

Dr. Adam Bass
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

$75,000 Granted in 2020

Interperitoneal Project to Develop New Therapies for Peritoneal Caricinomatosis

Dr. Jaffer Ajani
MD Anderson Cancer Center

$75,000 Granted in 2019

Study to Test Effectiveness of Combination Drug Therapy to Target Gastric Cancers with FGFR2 Defect and Prevent Drug Resistance

Dr. Hanlee Ji
Stanford Genome Technology Center

$30,104 Granted in 2019

Studying the Gastric Cancer Microenvironment Using Single Cell Genomics

Dr. Hanlee Ji
Stanford Genome Technology Center

$38,518 Granted in 2019

Use of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Technology to Perform Whole-Genome Level Analysis on large Cohort of Individuals with Gastric Cancer

Dr. James Ford
Stanford University Medical School

$550,000 Total Grants 2010-2015

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