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October 18, 2018

The GECproject: Help transform our understanding of gastroesophageal cancer

Patient-researcher partnership provides potential for the development of new treatments for gastroesophageal cancer.

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The Gastroesophageal Cancer Project ( is an IRB-approved research study launched in October 2018 by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that directly engages patients with esophageal and gastric/stomach cancers — and empowers them to accelerate cancer research by sharing their samples and clinical information. The goal is simple: to create a patient-researcher partnership to spur discoveries and the development of new treatments for gastroesophageal cancer. All de-identified, clinically annotated genomic data will be shared widely with the biomedical research community as it is generated.


Patients in the U.S. and Canada with esophageal or gastric/stomach cancer can sign up for the project by visiting, clicking “Count Me In,” and providing their name and email address. There is no cost to participate and only minimal effort is required to have a major impact.


We hope you will visit and share this exciting project with those living with esophageal or gastric/stomach cancer.


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