GCF Newsletter : April 2017

Washington University Scientist to be Named Next GCF Research Scholar

Jose Saenz, MD, PhD, with the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine, will be named the second Research Fellow for gastric cancer at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago next month. This three year grant for $270,000 is jointly funded by the American Gastroenterological Association and the Gastric Cancer Foundation. Look for details about Dr. Saenz and his research in next month’s newsletter.
As noted in last month’s issue, our first Research Scholar was recently selected for a congressional grant to continue his promising research at the University of Michigan.

Upcoming: New Nutrition Series

Watch behind the scenes as Foundation Board Member and Survivor, Chef Hans Rueffert, introduces you to our newest nutrition series. Stay tuned for some informative and lighthearted videos on nutrition with gastric cancer, coming to you soon.

Update on Treating Gastroesophageal Junction

Ian Chau, MD, of Royal Marsden Hospital in London, reviews first- and second-line treatment options for patients with carcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction. In the first-line setting, different standards for treatment duration exist around the world, including the idea of relinking with the same chemotherapy if a patient achieves stable disease. In the second-line setting, Chau discusses the use of chemotherapy and ramucirumab.

Gastric Cancer Survivor and Board Member, Steve Melen, Goes Underwater to Support Gastric Cancer Survivors

Foundation Board Member, Steve Melen, led an underwater photo campaign helping cancer survivors rediscover their beauty, regain self-confidence, and encourage hope. Stanford University Health Care recently featured Steve’s latest endeavor here.

Nine years ago, Steve underwent major gastric cancer surgery involving the removal of his stomach, spleen, and half of his pancreas, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. He is now cancer free and is dedicated to fighting for others suffering from gastric cancer.

Save The Date: Friday, November 17th

 
Join friends and supporters at our next annual Cause For Hope benefit.
 
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