Gastric cancer develops in the lining of the stomach as a tumor and can invade to other parts of the body, particularly the liver, lungs, bones, lining of the abdomen and lymph nodes. 60% of the gastric cancers are caused by bacterial infection with Helicobacter pylori. 10% of the gastric cancers are genetic.
PPA can obtain diseased samples when they become available to our network of clinicians. Some disease types may have a long backorder depending on the frequency of the disease occurrence in the general population. All samples come from fully consented IRB approved collections.