Devens, MA – No Stomach For Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting research and uniting people worldwide affected by stomach cancer, is pleased to present a free Spotlight on Gastric Cancer program Saturday August 9, 2014 from 1pm-4pm at Devens Common Center in Fort Devens, MA. This educational event will review current perspectives and treatments for people living with Gastric Cancer, people living with Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), their families, friends, and health care professionals. Presentations by renowned healthcare professionals will cover new treatments, latest clinical trials, genetic testing, targeted treatments, nutrition, the latest
research, and more.
“This gathering is much more than an educational panel,” said Beth Lambert, No Stomach For Cancer Board Chair. “It is an opportunity to connect with others who know the heartache that stomach cancer can cause, who have travelled the same journey as others affected by this terrible disease, and who want to hear from those who are in the trenches, those trying to eliminate this disease.”
Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with one million new cases diagnosed each year and more than 800,000 deaths annually. Stomach cancer currently receives the least amount of federal funding per cancer death in the United States. No Stomach For Cancer’s key priorities are to advance awareness and education about stomach cancer. This educational event will feature a panel of experts from numerous renowned medical centers, including Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, UMass Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. No Stomach For Cancer recently awarded $100,000 for stomach cancer research. Hector Li Chang, who is on one research team that was awarded one of No Stomach For Cancer’s $50,000 grants, will moderate the event.
Spotlight on Gastric Cancer is a free event and open to all. No Stomach For Cancer requests that attendees RSVP by registering at www.nostomachforcancer.org/support-us/events. There will be a reception immediately following the Spotlight program.
About No Stomach For Cancer: Founded in 2009, No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer. The organization’s mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Headquartered in Wisconsin and serving families across the globe, No Stomach For Cancer is a worldwide leader in raising awareness and advancing education. For more information, please visit www.nostomachforcancer.org.