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25th Forum: Gastric Cancer Disparity in the US: A Threat to Racial and Ethnic Minorities

May 7th, 2024 (Tuesday)

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Cannon House Office Building - Room 401

27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Gastric cancer has severe impacts on certain ethnicities and races, with the highest number of cases in the US occurring among Asian and Hispanic Americans. The five-year survival rate in the US in all stages combined remains dismally low at 33%. There is also a disparity in mortality rates between the various racial and ethnic groups. Despite these alarming statistics, there is no structured system to screen gastric cancer in high-risk populations.


11:30 AM-11:45 AM


Joe McMenamin, MD, JD | Partner, Christian & Barton, LLP.

| Editor-in-Chief, World Asian Medical Journal

Welcome Remarks

 Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH | President, Stomach Cancer Task Force

| Chairman, New York Health Forum

11:45 AM-12:00 PM   


The Honorable Young Kim (R-CA)

The Honorable Andy Kim (D-NJ)

The Honorable Wiley Nickel (D-NC)

12:05-12:25 PM     

"Impact of Precision Medicine on Gastric Cancer"

John Marshall, MD | Physician Executive Director, the MedStar Washington DC

12:30-12:45 PM

"Hope for Stomach Cancer"

Aki Smith   | Stomach Cancer Awareness Network

Mahathi Vojjala, PhD  | Epidemiologist, School of Global Public Health, NYU

12:50-1:10 PM

"Stomach Cancer Screening in High-risk Population"

Mu K. Hong, MD   | Gastroenterologist, Fair Oaks Hospital, VA

1:15-1:35 PM


Joe McMenamin, MD, JD | Partner, Christian & Barton, LLP. 

| Editor-in-Chief, World Asian Medical Journal

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