2022 Gastric Cancer Summit at Stanford University

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM & Friday, November 4th, 2022, 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Free Hybrid Event

What: November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month, this month aims to spread awareness about gastric cancer (also known as stomach cancer) a deadly cancer that is diagnosed in 27,000 Americans each year and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In the United States especially, gastric cancer disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, especially Asians and Asian Americans. There exists no coherent national strategy for the early detection or risk reduction of gastric cancer, even among identified high-risk communities. 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.

The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) and the Stanford Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology cordially invites you to the 2022 Gastric Cancer Summit. This will be a free hybrid event, with the in person meeting located at the Paul Brest Hall of Stanford University, on November 3rd & November 4th, 2022. This multi-disciplinary Summit will bring together physicians, researchers, policy makers, public funders, patients, and advocacy groups from around the United States and the world for the common goal of improving cancer prevention and early detection.

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. Please join us in this bold initiative, and together we can make a difference in the fight against gastric cancer.

Speakers: November 3rd, 1:00pm -1:05pm
Opening remarks by Stanford University School of Medicine, Dean Lloyd Minor
November 3rd, 1:05pm-1:15pm
Virtual Address by Representative, US Congresswoman Judy Chu, 27th District of California
November 3rd, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Health Policy and Health Equity for AANHPI Populations, Howard Koh, MD, MPH
Harvard University, Former United States Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
Please see agenda for detail

Where: Hybrid: Virtual or In Person
Register for the Event:
In person: Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford CA, 94305

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM & Friday, November 4th, 2022, 7:30 AM-3:00PM

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