Do you want to be a key contributor to a high-impact research study?

Hope for Stomach Cancer is excited to be a partner with Pattern.org which enables esophageal and stomach cancer patients to direct fresh tissue, pleural effusion or ascitic fluid to high-impact research studies. Collected tissue or fluid will be used to develop cancer models. Your contribution will be a part of a larger strategic initiative to help scientists identify cancer’s key points of vulnerability and accelerate our understanding of esophageal and stomach cancers.


If you have a surgery scheduled within the next six months, or are receiving drains to provide relief from pleural effusion or abdominal tumors, please visit Pattern.org to learn more and consider completing an online consent.

How it works:

If you choose to donate, your samples will be sent to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (www.broadinstitute.org), where it will be used to develop research models.

If you wish to learn more from the Broad Institute directly, you can email them at cellproject@broadinstitute.org