Gastric Cancer Research Initiatives
Stand Up To Cancer: Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team
The Sara Schottenstein Foundation*, in conjunction with the Cless Family Foundation, provided a three-year grant to support the founding of Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team: Early Detection and Interception of Diffuse and Intestinal Gastric Cancer. Led by Andrew T. Chan, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of cancer epidemiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the SU2C Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team is conducting rigorous studies to identify biomarkers that can indicate the early presence of gastric cancer. Learn More →
Stanford School of Medicine: Innovative Cancer Clinical Trial
During her battle against gastric cancer, Sara and Jeff championed opening a clinical trial at Stanford for gastric cancer patients that would combine Keytruda with an IDO1 inhibitor. Learn More →
Duke University Medical Center: Poliovirus Cancer Therapy
Sara and Jeff supported Duke’s pre-clinical research to evaluate extending the glioblastoma oncolytic polio immunotherapy to patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Learn More →
Cincinnati Children’s: Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
The Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility at Cincinnati Children’s is dedicated to providing high quality, well characterized, and reliably archived human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells for distribution to researchers. Learn More →
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Dr. Adam Bass’ Research
Adam Bass, MD, is a physician-scientist at Dana-Farber specializing in gastrointestinal cancer. His lab uses cancer genome research to illuminate biological processes and therapeutic vulnerabilities in stomach, esophageal, and colorectal cancers. Learn More →
Gastric Cancer Registry
The Gastric Cancer Registry is the only comprehensive gastric cancer registry in the U.S. The registry allows researchers to collect gastric cancer data from patients and their families, including lifestyle, health, and family history information, environmental factors, and physical samples. Learn More →
*Originally funded by the Schottenstein Family.
Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 1 million patients diagnosed per year worldwide.