The Gastric Cancer Registry was created with the generosity of Diane and Ronald Weintraub, in memory of their beloved daughter Beth Weintraub Schoenfeld.


The Gastric Cancer Registry is a patient-centered project. We value participants as equal and active stakeholders in our work and emphasize their key role in advancing gastric cancer research. Our team relies on patients’ clinical samples to conduct sophisticated and advanced genomic analyses and compile information from a large group of people. This includes studies that identify gastric cancer’s molecular complexities and map associations between specific genetic errors and a patient’s prognosis and outcome.

By gathering data and samples from patients across the country and potentially the world, we aim to provide an excellent data set for future researchers who want to study gastric cancer.  We hope to facilitate research collaborations across a range of scientific endeavors including epidemiology, survivorship, prevention, treatment, genetics and more.


Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine realized that fundamental to any gastric cancer research project is building a large database that houses all pertinent information regarding gastric cancer patients and their families. Previously, no such clinical database existed which could be used to facilitate research into gastric cancer. To address this shortcoming, the Gastric Cancer Foundation built the first gastric cancer registry to help better understand gastric cancer and to serve as a general resource for developing new strategies for its prevention, early detection, treatment and for maximizing quality of life after treatment.

In 2011, the Gastric Cancer Foundation launched the Gastric Cancer Registry, a secure HIPAA-compliant database at Stanford University. Registry researchers collect physical samples of the tumors, and gather comprehensive data about people with stomach cancer, including lifestyle, health and family histories and environmental exposure.