Past Events

Clinical Trials

Join Debbie’s Dream Foundation and Dr. James Cleary for presentation on the latest updates in clinical trials. The presentation will also include a live Q & A session with the doctor following the presentation.

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Free Nutrition Educational Webinar

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is hosting a FREE Nutrition Educational webinar hosted by Marie Morande, RD, CSO, LD, Oncology Dietitian from Lynn Cancer Institute. She will speak about prevention, survivorship, treatment, and issues faced with partial and total gastrectomies as they relate to nutrition. There will be time for a question and answer session, so be ready! Attendance is via live webcast. Archives of the webcasts will be posted on our website year-round along with question and answer…

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Webinar: Immunotherapy

Join the DDF Staff and GI Oncologist, Dr. Daniel Catenacci, for a lunchtime presentation on Immunotherapy. Dr. Daniel Catenacci, MD, is a Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center & Biological Sciences. The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A discussion with the doctor.

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Will and Wine Webinar

Join Debbie’s Dream Foundation and expert attorney Irama Valdes for a virtual happy hour session on Wills and Estate Planning. Attendance is free. Bring your questions and a glass of wine!

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Summer Meals with The Stomachless Chef: A FREE Live Cooking Demonstration

Watch the video replay and download recipes here. Join Debbie’s Dream Foundation and “The Stomachless Chef,” Hans Rueffert, as he shares a live cooking demonstration featuring delicious and healthy recipes for gastric cancer patients on July 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. EST. Hans will demonstrate four incredible summer dishes and share his experience and insight on how to eat and cook without a stomach. Your registration for this live demo will give you access to 4 nutritional summer recipes and…

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2nd Annual Wisconsin Golf Tournament & Charity Dinner

DDF invites you to support the 2nd Annual Wisconsin Golf Tournament & Charity Dinner at West Bend Lakes Golf Club in West Bend, Wisconsin. Come and join us for a day on the course, an early dinner, amazing prizes, and raffles. Most importantly we are here to celebrate the life of Barb Rank, and help find a cure for stomach cancer. The event will be held on June 27, 2020, at 9:00 AM. Registration opens at 7:30 AM. Boxed meal…

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Gastroesophageal Cancer Educational Symposium – Virtual Event!

Debbie’s Dream Foundation will be hosting a FREE Virtual Gastroesophageal Cancer Educational Symposium in collaboration with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Virtual Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Thank you to our generous sponsors:        

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“Laugh For A Cure!” Comedy Game Night

Join Eric Cunningham and his favorite comedians, scientists & dreamers for WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?, a fast-moving game show exploring the future’s audacious and potentially-irresponsible projects that could change the world forever (even if maybe they won’t). We’ll present a bunch of those Big Ideas (think space projects, climate change ideas, A.I., etc), then you (the audience) & the panel must figure out if they’re real proposals or if we made them up… and if they’re real, whether they’re a total…

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Webinar: Coronavirus: What the Stomach Cancer Patient Needs to Know

Join the DDF Staff and GI Oncologist, Dr. Michael Cusnir for a lunchtime presentation on Coronavirus: What the Stomach Cancer Patient Needs to Know Michael Cusnir, MD is a Medical Oncologist and Co-Director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. He holds board certifications in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Cusnir is also a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Member for Debbie’s Dream Foundation and is active in the stomach cancer community including local…

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Webinar: Molecular Biomarkers – Knowing Your Tumor

Join the DDF Staff and GI Oncologist, Dr. Samuel Klempner for a lunchtime presentation on Molecular Biomarkers. Samuel J. Klempner, MD is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  His clinical and research focus is gastroesophageal cancers and novel therapies.  He works in a multidisciplinary team to optimize and individualize treatment using molecular characterization across all stages of stomach and esophageal cancers.  Dr. Klempner conducts clinical…

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