2021 GI Cancer Patient Summit

Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00 am- 12:40 pm

The annual GI Cancer Patient Summit features content for GI cancer patients and caregivers. The summit provides information and tools to manage cancer care and the opportunity to interact in small group settings with clinicians. The Summit is a partnership between The Ruesch Center and Hope Connections for Cancer Support. Topics include cancer and resilience: strategies for managing stress and Improving self- care, managing side effects of new GI Cancer therapies, new and emerging therapies for GI cancers, and the nutrition needs of GI Cancer patients.

The event will once again be virtual.

Make the recipe Dr. John Marshall and Rachel just made:

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup chia seeds or you could use flax seed

½ cup crunchy peanut butter

⅓ cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: 1 TBSP Cinnamon, ¼ cup shredded coconut

Combine all dry ingredients (oats, chocolate chips, flax or chia seed seed) then all wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract) together in a bowl; form into balls using your hands. Arrange energy bites on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 1 hour or refrigerate for at least 1.5 hours before serving.

Watch Videos for the 2020 Patient Summit

Nutrition and GI Cancers

Rachel J. Wong, RD, CSO, LD Dietitian of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

What to Expect When Returning to Work

Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq.,COO of Triage Cancer