MEDIA ADVISORY: Georgetown Lombardi Hosts Patient/Physician Symposium Focused on GI Cancers

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WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2015) – The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts “Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer,” a symposium for medical professionals, patients and advocates, Dec. 3-5, 2015 at Georgetown University.

Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer, a four-part symposium for medical professionals, patients and advocates.

Thursday, December 3:

9am to Noon – Policy Briefing (Defining the Political Landscape, Value of Innovation Panel and Value from a Patient Prospective Panel)

6:30 to 9pm – Advances in GI Cancer: 2015

Friday, December 4:
10:30am to Noon – Special session: “Young Adult Colorectal Cancer-Emerging Oncology Challenge”

1:00pm to 5:00pm – Measuring Value and Outcomes in Cancer Care (Day-long session brings together perspectives from patients, clinicians, researchers, regulators, advocates and the pharmaceutical industry.)

5:30pm-7:30pm – Reception hosted by the Friends of the Ruesch Center

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015:
9:30am to 2:00pm – Patient symposium (Disease specific sessions followed by break-out sessions including nutrition, mind-body techniques to reduce stress, relationships and sex, and talking to friends and relatives about cancer).

More details about sessions and speakers can be found here.

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Media RSVP to Karen Teber,

The Ruesch Center mission statement: Combining expertise in molecular medicine, translational research, and a patient-centered philosophy, the Ruesch Center will realize the dream of individualized curative therapies through research, care, and advocacy.

About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (grant #P30 CA051008), and the only one in the Washington, DC area. For more information, go to

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.