Message Regarding Stanford Gastric Cancer Summit


Dear Gastric Cancer Summit attendee - We look forward to seeing you this Thursday and Friday March 5th and 6th at Paul Brest Auditorium at Stanford for the inaugural Gastric Cancer Summit.  Stanford University is continually monitoring the status of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, to ensure the health and well-being of everyone on campus. We are continuing to follow the guidance of the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health as we evaluate conditions, make decisions and provide updated information to our regarding COVID-19. 

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 at any Stanford location. Stanford activities are continuing without interruption.  We have made arrangements for our international speakers, who are unable to travel to Stanford, to give their presentations via video conferencing, so we will be able to continue the important work of the Gastric Cancer Summit.

Prevention measures are similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu, which are currently circulating in high numbers in California. Those measures include frequent hand washing and avoiding touching face with unwashed hands.  

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide and is diagnosed in 27,000 Americans each year. In the United States, this burden falls disproportionately on ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, especially Asians.   Please join us in this bold initiative, and together we can make a difference in the fight against gastric cancer. 


We look forward to seeing you at the Gastric Cancer Summit on Thursday and Friday, to improve the care of Asians everywhere.


Sincerely yours,

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD

Robert Huang, MD, MS

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Bryant Lin, MD, MSE