Participate In A Study

Supporting research through participation in projects and studies can be both interesting and personally rewarding. With the assistance of our Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) we will occasionally provide information about current studies that may be of interest to you.

University of Otago, New Zealand | Centre for Translational Cancer Research

Genetic Predisposition to Gastric Cancer (Dec 2012)
Status: Active

Gastric cancer (also known as stomach cancer) sometimes runs in families. This high cancer risk can be due to the inheritance of a faulty gene. We have previously shown that mutations in the CDH1 gene predispose to stomach cancer, however, not all families with a high incidence of this disease have a mutation in that gene. In this project we are aiming to identify additional genes that explain the high incidence of stomach cancer in some families.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York | Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

Genomic Analysis of Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Arising in Individuals with
Germline CDH1 Mutation (Dec 2012)

Status: Active

Researchers now have the technology to perform DNA sequencing of a tumor’s entire genome (or genetic material) to determine which gene mutations exist. They can also determine additional changes to the genome including (1) duplications and deletions of portions of chromosomes, (2) alterations outside the DNA that turn genes on and off, and (3) alterations in expression of genes.

We need your help in determining how individuals with germline CDH1 mutation develop potentially lethal stomach cancer. If you or one of your relatives have inherited a germline mutation in the CDH1 gene and had surgery for a visible stomach tumor, you may qualify for participation in this research project.


BC Cancer Agency | Hereditary Cancer Program

Outcomes and Quality of Life after Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy (Sep 2011)
Status: Jan 2014 Study is closing down, analysis begins Feb 2014

The purpose of this study is to understand the complications and symptoms experienced by individuals who have had prophylactic total gastrectomy and their effects on a person’s quality of life.

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