Thank you for Attending this year’s GI Cancer Patient Summit with Hope Connections on July 15, 2023

The annual GI Cancer Patient Summit features content for 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 care and resiliency, the role of palliative care at every stage of your cancer journey, outside the exam room, questions you’ve wanted to ask about the quality of life, and disease-specific breakouts.

2023 Vidos are Coming Soon, in the meantime- please enjoy content from previous years:

Watch Videos for the 2022 Patient Summit

Dr. John L. Marshall and Dr. Alicja Brown discuss the latest updates in GI oncology research from the 2022 GI Patient Summit with Hope Connections for Cancer Support.
Lee Jones, MBA, Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Survivor and Research Advocate, Ruesch Center Advisory Board Member and Marcus Noel, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology; Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center discuss tools for GI cancer management.
Miles Braun, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Georgetown, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Benjamin A. Weinberg, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology; Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center discuss this important topic during the 2022 GI Patient Summit with Hope Connections for Cancer Support.
Martha Raymond, MA, Founder/CEO, Raymond Foundation, Founding Executive Director, GI Cancers Alliance, and Jasmine Greenamyer, MPH, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships, EMD Serono Inc., Ruesch Center Advisory Board Member, discuss supporting the GI cancer caregiver, during the 2022 GI Cancer Patient Summit with Hope Connections for Cancer Support.

Watch Videos for the 2021 Patient Summit

Dr. Marshall joins Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outpatient Oncology Dietitian, Rachel Wong, RD, CSO, LD to discuss Nutrition and GI Cancer and make a healthy snack.
Dr. Marcus Noel and Dr. Benjamin Weinberg discuss 2021 updates in Colorectal, Pancreatic, Upper GI, and Liver Cancer during the 2021 Patient Summit

Watch Videos for the 2020 Patient Summit

Dr. John Marshall, Dr. Thomas Loughney, Dr. Jennifer Ayscue, and Dr. Keith Unger gave a 2020 update on how each of their divisions was operating to continue to provide GI Cancer Care

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

Resources Mentioned by Panelists:

Hope Connections for Cancer Support free, professionally led programs for people with cancer and their loved ones dealing with the emotional and physical impact of cancer. Hope Connections offers exercise classes (Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Strength & Balance, Mind-Body Boxing) and mindfulness classes. Support Groups are also an important part of emotional well-being which affects physical well-being. See the full calendar of events.  

GI Cancers Alliance– learn more about GI Advocacy groups you can connect with for disease-specific support.

All of Us– Part of the National Institutes of Health (new window)All of Us is changing how health research is done. They are building one of the largest and most diverse health databases of its kind.

Embracing CarersTM– aims to fill the need for better support and recognition of caregivers. They are focused on improving caregivers’ health and wellness while increasing awareness and support for them within healthcare systems around the globe.

Lombardi Arts and Humanities– promotes cura personalis, or care of the whole person, for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital patients, family members, caregivers, medical staff, students, and community members through its programs of music, expressive writing, dance, and visual arts.

Triage Cancer– providing free education on the practical and legal issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis.