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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
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What's New In the Diagnosis and Treatment of Stomach Cancer?

There have not been any major advances for patients with stomach cancer in recent years, but there are a number of important areas of research that have shown promise and progress in improving the outlook for patients with this disease. Advances have been made in the use of imaging techniques that allow for more precise staging of the disease, resulting in more tailored and effective treatments. Multidisciplinary approaches to treatment that combine surgery with pre- and post-operative radiation and chemotherapy have helped to increase the survival rate for patients with earlier, potentially curable stomach cancers. In the last several years, clinical trials have demonstrated encouraging results using therapies targeted to specific genetic mutations, including the use of Herceptin (trastuzumab) in HER2 positive advanced gastric cancer patients. Many new chemotherapeutic agents, vaccines, gene therapies, and targeted therapies are now being studied in clinical trials. Stomach cancer remains a difficult disease to treat, too often diagnosed in its late stages, but there is hope for a better future and we dream of a cure.

Sources for the Information on the Stomach Cancer 101 pages

- NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gastric Cancer
- Gastric Cancer: A Primer on the Epidemiology and Biology of the Disease and an Overview of the Medical Management of Advanced Disease, Manish A. Shah and David P. Kelsen, JNCCN, Vol.8, Number 4, April 2010
- Multimodality Approaches to Localized Gastric Cancer, Prajnan Da, Yixing Jiang, Jeffrey H. Lee, S. Bhutai, William A. Ross, Paul F. Mansfield, Jaffer A. Ajani, JNCCN, Vol. 8, Number 4, April, 2010
- Update on Gastric Cancer: Molecular Pathology and Targeted Therapies; Antonia R. Sepulveda, PhD.;

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To learn more about this topic and other stomach cancer topics, simply click below to download our new Debbie's Dream Foundation Stomach Cancer Brochure which was developed in conjunction with Lilly Oncology or contact our office to request that a free copy be mailed to you. You can also contact our office to request a free Mentor be assigned to you through our Patient Resource Education Program (PREP). We are here for you!

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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer ("DDF") is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. Debbie's Dream Foundation staff cannot answer medical questions or provide treatment recommendations. DDF may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to stomach cancer, but DDF does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. You are advised to direct all medical questions to your health care professionals and to freely seek other opinions.  In addition, please note that personal information you provide to DDF during telephone and/or email communications are kept highly confidential and it may be stored and used to help DDF achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, stomach cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform DDF programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future stomach cancer research and treatment efforts. DDF will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.


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