The Gastric Cancer Foundation: A Gastric Cancer Registry
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The Gastric Cancer Registry will combine data acquired directly from patients with gastric cancer via an online questionnaire with genomic data obtained from blood and tissue samples. The purpose of this registry is to gain better understanding of the causes of gastric cancer, both environmental and genetic; whether certain genomic data can predict outcomes of treatment and survival; as well as explore the issues that effect the quality of life of these patients after diagnosis and treatment.
Condition or disease
Collect detailed clinical and epidemiological information on patients with gastric tumors via an online registry and a detailed patient questionnaire. Participants can opt in to contribute a blood sample and paraffin block samples from previous surgery.
Collect detailed clinical and epidemiological information on patients with gastric tumors [ Time Frame: A quality of life questionnaire will also be administered when patients first enroll in the registry and then every 6 months after for five years. Specimen collected once. ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Blood samples with DNA Paraffin embedded tissue will be stored in the Stanford Tissue Bank for 100 years.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Participants will be identified for recruitment either by the individual's treating physician or through information about the registry on the Gastric Cancer Fund website. Potential participants will be directed to the URL for the gastric cancer registry and asked to complete a brief registration form which will include eligibility questions.
Patients are eligible if they have a histologically proven gastric tumor including gastroesophageal tumors
18 years of age or older
Adequate English proficiency to complete online consent and questionnaire.
Under 18 years of age
No history of gastric cancer or gastric cancer in a family member.