Patient Resources

The Sara Schottenstein Foundation exists to help find a cure for gastric cancer and support people who are living with the disease along with their loved ones. We help those affected by gastric cancer navigate from diagnosis through to survivorship.

Clinical Trials

When traditional treatments are inadequate, clinical trials can provide patients with access to ground-breaking treatments that are not yet widely available. They also contribute scientific data that advance the field. For information about ongoing clinical trials for gastric cancer, please visit one of our partners, the Gastric Cancer Foundation, for the Clinical Trial Navigation Service.

Community and Support Groups

Although gastric cancer is not as well known as some other cancers, there are many places where you can share your journey with others and benefit from their experiences. The Sara Schottenstein Foundation has compiled this list of community and support groups.

Smart Patients Stomach Cancer Community

Learn from and connect with other patients with stomach cancer in the Smart Patients Stomach Cancer Community.

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families, through fun-filled programs led by passionate college student leaders.

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery service is a volunteer-led service that provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who can’t drive or are unable to drive themselves. Short to medium distances can be covered.
Call (800) 227-2345 and find out how to schedule a ride in your area.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Call (888) 793-9355 for the Cancer Support Helpline.


CancerCare provides telephone, online, and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications, and financial and co-payment assistance. Call (800) 813-4673 to speak with an oncology social worker or connect with a support group.


Our work is inspired by Sara Schottenstein, a wife, mother, and attorney who lived life with warmth and authenticity.

Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 1 million patients diagnosed per year worldwide.

Patient Resources

Building a strong support system is essential to navigating gastric cancer. Find your community.