Mission: To support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer.
We advance awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provide a support network for affected families, and support research efforts for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer
Target demographics: patients, survivors, families, and caregivers affected by stomach cancer
Direct beneficiaries per year: individuals from nearly corner of the globe better understand, treat, and live with stomach cancer
Geographic areas served: Cooperation with researchers and medical instiutions
Programs: Education is one of our two core missions. Our goals include:
• Helping individuals and families to recognize their risks for Gastric Cancers
• Supporting medical professionals to identify families at risk, especially for Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome (HDGC), in time for preventive actions
• Sponsoring a National Gastric Cancer Awareness Month, and creating educational programs for people to use in their communities all over the world to promote greater awareness and prevention
• Stimulating and expanding interest in genetic cancers
• Promoting family health history efforts
• Recognizing that HDGC may be under-identified, and therefore encouraging genetic counseling at every early opportunity
• Providing an online support network for those affected by stomach cancer
0 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters
No Stomach For Cancer saved my life - literally! After I had genetic testing that revealed I carried a rare gene that gave me an 80-90% chance of developing stomach cancer that couldn't be detected through screening, my genetic counselor referred me to NSFC and told me not to look at anything else on the internet. Through NSFC I found the surgeon who removed my stomach as a precautionary measure, but after surgery we learned that I'd had four spots of cancer that hadn't been detected prior to surgery. Having lost both my father (who was diagnosed as stage 1) and my grandfather very shortly after their diagnoses, I know that this cancer would have killed me if I hadn't pursued genetic testing and learned what I could do to avoid cancer and who specialized in working with this incredibly rare gene. The people at NSFC are all incredibly supportive and helpful, and their website is a treasure trove of useful information. Thanks to them, I'm now 15 months post surgery and have a long, healthy life to look forward to with my family!