2020 Gastric Cancer Summit at Stanford University
Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford CA, 94305
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. There exists no coherent national strategy for the early detection or risk attenuation of gastric cancer, even among identified high-risk groups. The under-recognition of gastric cancer risk among minority communities may be one of the most significant unaddressed healthcare disparities in the United States. There is a need for a national dialogue on strategies to decrease morbidity and mortality from gastric cancer in the United States, especially among the most vulnerable populations.
This multi-disciplinary Summit brought together physicians, researchers, policy makers, patients, and advocacy groups from around the United States and the world, to share experiences and discoveries, and with the common goal of creating a roadmap to address the healthcare disparity that exists in gastric cancer.
CARE was founded with the mission of improving the health of Asians through increasing knowledge and empowering education. Through funding innovative research, educating promising scholars, and community outreach, CARE is committed to improving healthcare both locally and globally. Stanford University is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, an incredibly rich and diverse region where 58% of the population belongs to a minority group.
Joo Ha Hwang, MD
Robert Huang, MD
Bryant Lin, MD, MS
Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS