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Dear Friends,

Today is #GivingTuesday; a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world" and Facebook will be matching donations. So, please donate today.

5-years ago, we started a powerful and fierce movement in Hope For Stomach Cancer. As the nation’s only non-legacy nonprofit, we fight for change TODAY. Through RESEARCH we will find a cure. Through SCREENING we will prevent and/or find these cancers early. Through POLICY advocacy, we can fund research and create screening guidelines. Through AWARENESS – All of our stories become IMPORTANT—they become the anchor to create change, fund research, implement guidelines, and most importantly, spare someone else from this.

And one day we will be able to talk about stomach cancer in the past tense! So, please do what you can; donate, share your story, follow us on social media, because, Tomorrow Can't Wait!

Lastly, we will have our final webinar of 2021 on Dec 17 at 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST. It's called, Looking Inward: Tweaking Our Own Immune Cells to Target Gastroesophageal Cancers (CAR-T vs. engineered T Cells vs TIL Therapy presented by Dr. Matt Strickland.  So please join us!

Friends as always, I thank you in making all our programs successful. Together, we will find a cure.

Happy Holidays,


Executive Director/Founder



Looking Inward: Tweaking Our Own Immune Cells
To Target Gastroesophageal Cancers

Dec. 17th, 2021, 11 AM PSTDr. Matt Strickland will present an overview of CAR-T vs. engineered T cells vs. TIL therapy

He will focus on promising new T cell-based treatments on the horizon for patients with cancers of the esophagus and stomach. The goal of this discussion will be to educate patients on how T cells are being re-engineered to fight cancer more effectively, discuss the current body of evidence for these treatment options, and to answer questions from patients and their loved ones.

Hope webinars are free but registration is required. Learn more and register HERE.

Hope For Stomach Cancer Webinars


View All Upcoming And Watch Past Webinars HERE.



Stomach Cancer Mentor Program - Hope For Stomach Cancer has partnered with Imerman Angels to match mentors with those facing stomach cancer.

So whether you’re a patient or caregiver – you are never alone in what you’re going through.

And when you get a mentor you can expect support and compassion from someone who’s been in your situation.

But not just compassionate support but connecting with someone who has dealt with your stage and type of cancer.

Esophageal and Stomach Cancer Monthly Support Group Meeting for Stage IV

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS: Esophageal and Stomach Cancer Stage IV Meeting for Patients And Caregivers

Join us for the next zoom meeting on December 20th with one guest oncologist:

  • Dr. Samuel Klempner from Massachusetts General Hospital

Hope for Stomach Cancer and Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation has organized a monthly support meeting for stage 4 patients and caregivers facing Esophageal, GE Junction, or Stomach (Gastric) cancers.  

*2022 dates will be announced shortly.
**Please note these meetings are not recorded.



Stomach cancer patients and caregivers do not have to 'go it alone!'

Hope In A Bag is packed with resources designed specifically for navigating stomach cancer.  There's absolutely no charge and it's available in both English and Spanish HERE.




Kathy was diagnosed in August 2019 as Stage IV inoperable as her stomach cancer spread to her ovaries, peritoneum, and other organs. In May 2021, Kathy was scheduled for a total gastrectomy, however, the surgery was aborted. Yet despite the setback, Kathy continues to be determined.

"My hope is that I keep strong so I can get to the next trial.  I focus on eating healthy, exercising, and remaining positive!!  These three things have always been habits my entire life, they just look a bit different while fighting stomach cancer."

"I am 26 months out from my initial diagnosis.  I am doing well.  I can honestly say that I would not be here today if it weren’t for my husband, Brian.  He has done extensive research on stomach cancer, researched trials, fought with the insurance company, makes sure I drink my daily 8 cups water, makes sure I am eating."  

"He is my cheerleader when I am down, he is Mr cheerleader when I am up, he is a very busy professional and schedules his appointments and life around my doctors’ appointments.  He has essentially put his career on hold.  He is being strong for me even when I know this is hard on him!  I think being a caregiver is much harder than being a patient."  💜



Let’s continue to raise awareness. Share your story with us! We are committed to informing the public about stomach cancer and, most importantly, spreading HOPE. If you have a personal experience to share, please reach out to us.



Stomach Cancer Support 

Stomach Cancer Support is the name of our new Facebook Group.  It's a closed private group. 

Here stomach cancer patients, survivors, caretakers, and loved ones share, ask, receive and give support.    

Join HERE and help bridge the gap between research and patient care.


Dr. Matt Strickland

Dr. Strickland is originally from Alberta, Canada, and completed his undergraduate degree at Colby College in Maine. He obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Strickland is now in his final year of medical oncology training within the Harvard Medical School training program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. He sees patients with cancers of the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction, and stomach, and his primary mentor for clinical care and research is Dr. Sam Klempner, Director of the gastroesophageal cancer program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

In 2022, Dr. Strickland will become an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and continue to work at the MGH Cancer Center with Dr. Klempner. He is passionate about developing new treatment options for patients by designing and conducting clinical trials for patients with gastroesophageal cancers with a special focus on immunotherapies.



Holly Clegg’s simple, protein-rich food to keep up your nutrition when not in the mood for anything else. 

Chicken Scallopini     

Freezer friendly, Diabetic friendly 

Simple, light, and packed with wonderful flavor when you want something substantial but not too rich.    

Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes 

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (about four)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice  



  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat oil. Add chicken breasts, and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Add broth, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until chicken is tender, 15–20 minutes. Add lemon juice and heat.  

Nutritional information per serving: 

Calories 258, Calories from Fat 38%, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 91mg, Sodium 287mg, Carbohydrates 7g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 32g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 4 lean meat

Terrific Tip: You can buy thin chicken breasts in the grocery instead of pounding them. 

Nutrition Nugget: If feeling queasy, sip water, juices, and other clear, calorie-containing liquids throughout the day. 

If you would like more recipes and support Holly’s legacy,
go to www.TheHealthyCookingBlog.com for more details!


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