Debbie's Dream Foundation has partnered with the American Association for Cancer Research to allocate a total of  $1,450,000 in funding to talented, motivated scientists across the country through our Research Grants program since 2014.

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Raising Awareness. Funding Research. Supporting Patients. Achieving the DREAM!

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

Debbie's Dream Foundation's Response to COVID-19

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) cares about the general well-being of our community. With the unforeseeable spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are doing our part in minimizing the spread of this disease by participating in “social distancing” as outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. As a result, we have temporarily postponed many of our in-person events,  and our staff continues to work remotely to stay safe and still serve the stomach cancer community.


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News & Updates


March 10, 2023 – KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Plus Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Overall Survival Versus Chemotherapy Alone as First-Line Treatment for Advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

RAHWAY, N.J. & KINGSTON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, and the…

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Survivor Stories

Brittany Defenderfer – Washington, D.C.

I was diagnosed with stage one non-CDH1 gastric adenocarcinoma with signet ring cells on June 16, 2021. This diagnosis came…

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Upcoming Events

2023 Monthly Stomach Cancer Support Groups

February 2, 2023

Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. EST for our first Monthly Stomach Cancer Support Group of the year! Caregivers and family members are important to their loved one’s cancer journey. Our Monthly Stomach Cancer Support Groups are for patients, caregivers, and family members too!

Meals for the Stomach Cancer Patient Live Cooking Demonstration (Facebook LIVE)

February 3, 2023

Join Debbie’s Dream Foundation and Emmy-nominated Chef Nathan Lyon for a fantastic LIVE cooking demonstration as he prepares delicious recipes modified for stomach cancer patients. Chef Nathan will be joined by Clinical Oncology Dietician Specialist Mary-Eve Brown of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, who will share her expertise on best practices and tips for eating and selecting just the right foods for stomach cancer patients.