Advocacy Partnership with No Stomach for Cancer Raises Profile of Valuable Stomach Cancer and Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Resources
No Stomach For Cancer (NSFC), a worldwide organization known for helping families affected by all forms of stomach cancer, has joined the ThinkGenetic Advocacy Partner Program to enrich resources to users seeking knowledge about stomach cancer and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC), a hereditary form of stomach cancer.
1-3% of stomach cancer cases is hereditary and can run in families. CDH1 gene mutations associated with HDGC lead to increased lifetime risks for cancer, particularly stomach cancer, diffuse gastric cancer, and lobular breast cancer. People who inherit a CDH1 gene mutation are specifically at high risk for developing stomach cancer at a young age.
“I am pleased to partner with No Stomach For Cancer to help families affected by CDH1 mutations and stomach cancer by offering them valuable resources at our two organizations,” said ThinkGenetic President and Co-Founder, Len Barker. “ThinkGenetic.com has answers to questions about living with HDGC that complement other key knowledge found at the NSFC website. These partnerships help patients know where they can go to find trustworthy information that could make a huge difference for them.”
No Stomach For Cancer is a worldwide leader in raising awareness, advancing stomach cancer education and supporting individuals and families affected by all forms of stomach cancer. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has a mission to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer.
“Our mission is to empower patients with resources and information to help prevent stomach cancer and improve diagnoses at early stages,” said Jonathan “Jon” Florin, Executive Director at No Stomach For Cancer. “The vast majority of the one million worldwide annual stomach cancer cases are diagnosed at late stages when treatments options are few and far between. We believe that the key to reversing these numbers is awareness of all risks for, and symptoms of, stomach cancer — including family history and one’s individual genetics. Our partnership with Think Genetic will educate and encourage patients and providers to ask the right questions that could potentially identify genetic risks and life-saving treatments.”
ThinkGenetic and NSFC will work together to raise the profile of the resources available to families affected by HDGC. As part of ThinkGenetic’s Advocacy Partner program, when supporters of NSFC register at ThinkGenetic.com, they earn ThinkPoints that can be donated to NSFC in the form of a monetary donation each month.
About the ThinkGenetic Advocacy Partner Program: ThinkGenetic enters into Advocacy Partner agreements with organizations, support groups and charities to share information, increase public awareness of genetic conditions and provide trustworthy resources to those living with or caring for someone with a genetic disorder. Learn more and view current partners at news.thinkgenetic.com/advocacy-partner-program or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about enrollment in the program.
About No StomachFor Cancer: Our mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Learn more at https://www.nostomachforcancer.org/.