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Dear Friends, 

Thank you so much for your support and the success of our first Hope Webinar which kicked off last month.

Our next webinar is on nutrition.  It will take place Friday, September 17th.  For more details and to register click HERE.  

Nutrition is close to my heart.  Because after my dad's total gastrectomy and year of oncology treatment he was down to just 97 lbs.  And that's from his heaviest weight of 171 lbs.  

Looking back, I really wish we saw a dietitian at diagnosis.  This would have spared us so much heartache.  Because once my dad started to lose a little weight, it quickly snowballed to a lot of weight.

Additionally, it wasn’t just the weight that concerned his team of medical experts.  It was the fatigue, the vitamin-deficient neuropathy, the malnutrition, and the stomach cramping pain.  All of it threatened the next steps in terms of treatment. 

Proper nutrition is important to withstand oncological treatment, radiation, and even surgery.  Proper nutrition helps us get the right vitamins and minerals- and fuels our body.  Without it our body becomes weak and it severely limits our medical options.

So, join us on this very important Hope Webinar: Dietary Interventions for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer: Practical Tools for Patients with Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN.  This topic is extremely important to us because nutrition is everything.  Literally!

Lastly, if you missed our last webinar with Dr. Daniel Catenacci, that’s okay - we have the slides and the webinar right HERE.  It was an overview of gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma and the implementation of new treatments in the metastatic setting.  Also, it included a focus on optimal personalization of therapy for each individual based on predictive biomarkers.  

Thank you, my friends, for your continuous support and devotion. 



Executive Director/Founder


NEXT WEBINAR: Dietary Interventions For Gastric And Esophageal Cancer: Practical Tools For Patients

Sept. 17th, 11 AM PST: In this webinar, Nancee Jaffe MS, RDN will be presenting.  

Nancee is the lead dietitian for the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. Nancee was recruited in 2012 to help develop a comprehensive GI nutrition program to enhance care for patients with specific nutritional issues and to provide ongoing nutritional education to UCLA GI fellows, gastroenterologists, and other health care professionals. The GI nutrition program is now an integral part of the division’s Integrative Digestive Health and Wellness Program.  More HERE.  

Hope For Stomach Cancer Webinars


View All Upcoming And Watch Past Webinars HERE.


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

Join us for the next zoom meeting on September 20 with two oncologists: Dr. Sam Klempner and Dr. Adam Bass.

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.  (more info and dates here) 

*Please note these meetings are not recorded.*

Esophageal and Stomach Cancer Monthly Support Group Meeting for Stage IV


The 2021 NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Stomach  Cancer is now available for immediate download!

This is such an important resource for patients we are glad to be able to support it.

Download it now HERE.



Story of the Month

Today, we are sharing Anne's story and fight with stomach cancer:

"Surviving cancer doesn't mean the fight is over.  I may be cancer-free but I will never be free from the effects of cancer or its treatments.

I still have scars that remind me of what I went through.  I still can't eat or drink some of the things I used to enjoy.  I still suffer from neuropathy. I still see my oncologist regularly.  I am still sharing my story to help others.

When my husband and I decided to grow our family, we, along with my doctors, had no idea how much chemotherapy impacted my body.

Let Anne's story and experience give you light and hope! πŸ’œ  Continue reading HERE.


Share Your Story

November is Stomach Cancer Month and you can help raise awareness by sharing your story!

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 and share your story!



NEW fb GROUP: Stomach Cancer Support for Patients Caregivers And Loved Ones

We've created a new Facebook group called Stomach Cancer Support.  This closed, private group is for those facing stomach cancer and for those who have faced stomach cancer to share experiences in a safe environment, ask questions and collaborate on meaningful programs.  This is your chance to discuss and participate in programs and upcoming webinars, events, learn about opportunities for engagement and more.  From a new diagnosis and navigational tools to survivorship.  We are here for you!

Let's bridge the gap between research and patient care.

Join HERE.



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