In November 1996, the Korean Gastric Cancer Association (KGCA) was established in succession to the Korean Gastric Cancer Study Group which was initiated in November 1993 with the first academic conference of Korean Gastric Cancer Study Group.


The purpose of KGCA is to promote the research activity on gastric cancer and other gastric disease, and to build the friendship among its members. Until the year of 2013, 34 times of congresses were hosted in spring and autumn annually. Among them, KGCA has held International Gastric Cancer Congress twice in April 1999 and April 2011.


The Korean Gastric Cancer Association (KGCA) is guided by strong values and high ethical standards. In everything we do, we strive to success to the achievement of Gastric Cancer Study and other related diseases.