Who We Are

Who We Are

Who we are

Worldwide, gastric (stomach) cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in the United States, 21,600 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed, and more than 10,990 Americans will die from the disease in 2013.

Despite these statistics, in the US stomach cancer receives less than one half of one percent (0.4%) of federal funding for cancer research. Click here for additional details.

Since 2009, the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) has led a call-to-action to build awareness of stomach cancer and add to the resources, funding and understanding of this disease for patients, researchers and the public.