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July 25, 2017

There has been a dramatic improvement in the understanding and treatment of gastric cancer — much of which can be credited to the AGA-Funderburg award.

In 1992, the AGA Research Foundation issued the first AGA-R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer to support research into this previously underfunded area. As detailed in the June/July issue of AGA Perspectives, there have been 26 recipients of the AGA-Funderburg award to date, comprising an honor role of distinguished national leaders in gastroenterology. Each recipient has addressed different aspects of the disease, providing a dramatic improvement in the understanding and treatment of gastric cancer.

The AGA Research Foundation is thankful for the continuous funding from the Funderburg family, which has provided the opportunity for gastric cancer research discoveries that otherwise would not have been funded. Learn more about the Funderburgs and the impact of this award in AGA Perspectives.

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2018 AGA-R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer. If you are conducting gastric cancer research, learn more about this opportunity, which provides $100,000 over a two-year period. The application deadline is Aug. 4, 2017.

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