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Dear Friends,

I wanted to take a moment and wish you a Happy New Year, even though it’s February.

And, I apologize for skipping the January newsletter.  But, my family welcomed 2022 with COVID19, and then shortly after my dad, stomach cancer survivor, tested positive too. It was a scary experience and another reminder how important our health is. You can read about it HERE

Therefore, I assure you that our dedication to awareness and finding new treatment options have not waivered. 

Our next webinar on Feb 8th is about highlights and updates from 2022 GI ASCO, one of the largest GI cancer conferences in the USA. The doctors will break down and explain the latest and how it applies to our community today.  Please sign-up for that HERE.

Additionally, our support groups with an oncologist are back. And our next one is on Feb 28th, so please join us.  You can sign-up for that HERE. 

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

With love,




Our webinars are always free, but registration is required.  They are held each month.  And they are recorded.  So, you can view past webinars with informational slides anytime, on-demand HERE.



GI ASCO | EMSO Updates 
For Gastroesophageal Cancers

Feb. 8th, 2022, 3 PM PST | 6 PM EST:  Are you an esophageal, GEJ, or stomach cancer patient or caregiver trying to keep up with the latest research and treatments?


Join us on this informational session where Dr. Steven Maron and Dr. Nataliya Uboha explain the latest in terms, we can all understand. They will break down the findings presented at GI ASCO and ESMO and explain in a way that makes sense.

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



Our Stage IV Support Groups are always free as well.  And while registration is required for participation, these are never recorded.


VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS: Esophageal, GEJ & Stomach Cancer Stage IV Meeting for Patients And Caregivers

Join us for the next zoom meeting on Feb 28 at 5 PM PST | 8 PM EST with two guest oncologists: Dr. Samuel Klempner at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Micheal Gibson at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

*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.


2022 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Irasema Partida & Brian Matise

Thanks, Irasema & Brian!

We’d like to thank our patient advocates and volunteers  Irasema Partida and Brian Matise (in honor of Kathy Matise) for attending and representing Hope for Stomach Cancer at GI ASCO! They raised awareness, advocated, and recruited more MDS. We hope to bring you more amazing webinars and support!

The 2022 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium offers new, innovative findings in GI cancer treatment, research, and care. 



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.


Hope's Progress

Extra, Extra read all about what we did last year and what are our plans for 2022!

A look back to all that was accomplished during the pandemic together in 2021. 

Hope For Stomach Cancer is headed into uncharted territory for 2022 in research, white paper, and peer to peer-reviewed journal publishing.

No doubt we will be challenged – but these steps are necessary. One day, we will make this disease a distant memory!


In Loving Memory...

As we close out 2021, we remember those we lost this past year.  Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones.

Forever in our hearts, today and always. 💜


Hope for Stomach Cancer
333 Washington Blvd #609,  | Marina del Rey, California  90292
424-239-9943 | teamhope@stocan.org

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