Hope For Stomach Cancer Bridge Gap Between Patients, Medical Professionals and Caregivers at the 2nd

Hope For Stomach Cancer Bridges Gap Between Patients, Medical Professionals and Caregivers at the 2nd Annual Stomach Cancer Symposium Top Medical Experts will Speak on Panel to Help Guide Community, Patients, Families and Caregivers
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LOS ANGELES - Oct. 21, 2019 - PRLog -- Nonprofit organization, Hope for Stomach Cancer (https://stocan.org/) is hosting their FREE 2nd Annual Stomach Cancer Patient and Caregiver Symposium with Live Stream on November 2, 2019 at the Quiet Cannon in Los Angeles. Volunteers throughout Los Angeles County will gather together to help Hope for Stomach Cancer bridge the gap between research and care. The event will be available via YouTube Live Stream.  Those interested are encouraged to register at www.stomachcancerLA.org.

This free educational event will feature a panel of renowned medical experts in stomach cancer covering topics such as the latest oncological treatment options, personalized medicine, targeted therapy, molecular work up, immunotherapy, surgery, survivorship and much more. The panel is titled Transforming Stomach Cancer: Innovative Therapies and Positive Outcomes and speakers include top medical professionals such as Yanghoo Woo, MD from City of Hope. Los Angeles California and Samuel J. Klempner, MD from Harvard Medical School | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center , Boston, Massachusetts.

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month and although there has been progress, recent studies have shown that there has been a 120% increase in gastric cancer amongst younger individuals under 40 years old.

"Only 30% of people who get diagnosed with stomach cancer survive the next five years – and that's if it's caught early," Founder of Hope for Stomach Cancer, Aki Smith says. "If it's not caught in time, survival rates are only about five percent, which is a terrifying number. That's why we're doing all of this – because we believe we can raise that number."

Smith founded Hope for Stomach Cancer in 2016 after watching her father lose his entire stomach to the disease and then endure a year of oncological treatment.

This year's symposium is free and open to the public thanks to Emo Serono and Daiichi Sanko. Registration is available at stomachcancerLA.org and is required for in-person or YouTube live stream.

About Hope For Stomach Cancer:

Hope for Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) that provides resources to patients, caregivers and loved ones while promoting early detection and prevention to the general and medical communities. Hope creates and facilitates programs that enable those affected by stomach cancer to take actionable steps to live the best possible life through each phase of the disease.

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