2017 Ruesch Symposium poster on fight a smarter war against cancer

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Content: Slides & Videos - COMING SOON


Part 1: Advances in GI Cancer: 2017
Thursday, November 30 | 6:00pm–9:30pm | Maggiano's Little Italy, Chevy Chase

Leading medical professionals will discuss the advances in the GI cancer field over the past year.

Part 2: Innovations in GI Cancer
Friday, December 1 | 9:30am–3:00pm | Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

A unique forum for discussions on cutting-edge research, and the pipeline of promising new therapies and technologies in GI cancers.

Special: The Luminary Awards in GI Cancers
Friday, December 1 | 6:00pm–9:00pm | The St. Regis Hotel

To honor renowned clinicians, researchers, patients and advocates who have devoted their time, talent and resources to improving the care for patients and families who are affected by GI Cancers.

Part 3: Patient Symposium
Saturday, December 2 | 8:30am–2:00pm | Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

Bringing patients and families disease-specific information and education, tools for managing their cancer care, and engage them in a discussion of the promise of emerging therapeutic approaches in cancer care.

Special: Young Adults with GI Cancer Bowling Event
Saturday, December 2 | 3:00pm–5:00pm | Pinstripes Georgetown

Join other young adult cancer survivors, their friends and family for a fun afternoon of bowling, good food and connecting with others.


Media Coverage

  • Michael Robertson speaking from the podium at the Ruesch Symposium
    Sharing Innovation and Motivation at the Ruesch Center Symposium

    Nearly 300 medical professionals, patients, caregivers and advocates attended the 8th Annual Ruesch Center Symposium on December 1, listening to lectures on topics including precision medicine, immunotherapy, proton therapy and molecular imaging.

  • John Marshall video clip
    Dr. Marshall Discusses the State of RAS Mutations in GI Cancers

    John L. Marshall, MD, chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital director, Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancer, discusses the current state of RAS-mutant gastrointestinal (GI) cancers during the 2017 Ruesch Center Symposium.

  • Michael Pishvaian video clip
    Dr. Pishvaian Discusses Progress in Pancreatic Cancer

    Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD, director, Phase I Clinical Program, co-director of the Ruesch Center Pancreatic Cancer Program Medical Oncology, Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancer, Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the progress that has been made in the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer during the 2017 Ruesch Center Symposium.