Debbie’s Dream Foundation and Korea Cancer Association Successfully Hold 2nd International Gastric Cancer Educational Symposium with Over 1,100 Virtual Attendees
The collaborative event continues to see record attendance for both organizations.
PLANTATION, Florida., July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) and Korea Cancer Association (KCA) hosted the 2n/a International gastric cancer educational symposium for patients on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The event took place at Seoul, South Koreaat the Lotte Hotel Seoul in Seoul, Korea. It was broadcast virtually to 1,158 attendees from 41 countries, breaking its previous record of 935 virtual attendees in 2021. Attendees listened to presentations by medical experts from Korea, China, Japan, Europeand United States highlight surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients with early and advanced gastric cancer in each region represented.
dr. Han Kwang Yangthe director, professor of surgery at the Seoul National University Hospital of Seoul, Korea, and Chairman of the KCA Board of Directors, led the event for a second year. The program was broadcast in English via Zoom and translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. Participants could submit questions to medical experts and patients during live Q&A panel discussions with patients. Dr. Yang and his planning committee were proud to have organized such an informative event to help educate patients about the latest gastric cancer research being conducted by world-renowned physicians and stomach cancer patients. stomach.
“There has been a steady upward trend in demand for this type of information for stomach cancer patients,” said Dr. Han Kwang Yang. “They want to better understand their prognosis and best options as they navigate this disease. By sharing the latest research and best practices from Asia, Europeand the Americas, patients can see what is being done in other countries and become better advocates for themselves.”
This year, the symposium was supported by the Korean Gastric Cancer Association, the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, Digestive Cancers Europe, KIBOUNOKAI, the Associazione Vivere senza stomaco si può, Rare Cancers of Australiaand My intuition. Program sponsors include DDF National Title Sponsors Amgen, Bristol Meyers Squibb and Daiichi Sankyo, Title Sponsor Taiho Oncology, Platinum National Sponsor Merck, Gold National Sponsor Astellas and Gold Sponsor Lilly Oncology. Andrea EidelmanCEO of DDF, is grateful for the support of those within the gastric cancer community and industry partners who helped make this year’s symposium a huge success.
“Increasingly, we recognize that stomach cancer is not just an isolated problem affecting a small population in the United States,” said Andrea Eidelman. “It is a deadly disease that affects many people and their families around the world. We are extremely grateful to our international sponsors and partners who are willing to collaborate to provide information that will help educate the cancer community. stomach no matter where they reside. We look forward to expanding this program as stomach cancer is a life-threatening disease and there is a need for education.”
All video presentations from the symposium will be available in the DDF Lecture Library at https:debbiesdream.org/lecture-library/. Additionally, DDF and KCA look forward to hosting an in-person or hybrid symposium in the fall. For more information, visit www.DebbiesDream.org.
About Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
DDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of gastric cancer, advancing research funding, and educating and supporting international patients, families, and caregivers. DDF’s ultimate goal is to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after being diagnosed with incurable stage IV gastric cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. Debbie is considered a pioneer by
much for raising awareness of the plight of stomach cancer patients around the world, as well as the lack of federal funding for stomach cancer research. She did all of this while receiving hundreds of rounds of chemo, in addition to daily oral treatments. Debbie died on December 23, 2017, at the age of 50, nearly a decade later. Through his leadership, DDF now has a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board comprised of world-renowned physicians and chapters across United States and in Canada and Germany. DDF strives to continue Debbie’s mission and make her dream a reality. To learn more about DDF, visit www.DebbiesDream.org.
About Korea Cancer Association
The Korea Cancer Association (KCA) aims to prevent and control cancer, organize meetings and conferences, issue related reports and publications, support cancer research, and cooperate with d other related companies. The organization was formerly the Korea Cancer Research Association and became KCA in 1974.
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