CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--OncLive®, the leading digital provider of resources and information to oncology professionals, in conjunction with The Ruesch Center’s Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer — A Three-Part symposium, will host the Luminary Awards in GI Cancers on November 29 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

"Education and collaborative science are critical to achieving our goals of finding cures for GI cancers. I am so proud to partner with the OncLive team in acknowledging these truly remarkable individuals,” said John Marshall, MD, director of The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers.

The 2018 Luminary Awards in GI Cancers will honor five distinguished individuals who are committed to improving the lives of patients affected by gastrointestinal cancers. The winners for the 2017 awards included Julie Fleshman, J.D., MBA, of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Daniel G. Haller,M.D., FACP, FRCP, of Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Henry T. Lynch, M.D., M.S., FACP, FAACR, of Creighton University School of Medicine, Frank McCormick, Ph.D., FRS, of University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Andrew L. Warshaw, M.D., FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital.

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers as we celebrate the accomplishments of clinicians, researchers, patients and advocates in the field of gastrointestinal cancers. We look forward to hosting this event and encourage individuals to continue to enhance the treatment and management of this disease,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates Inc., parent company of OncLive®.

The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers is part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and focuses on personalized patient care while fighting against gastrointestinal cancers. The Ruesch Center provides the highest standard of care and individualized cures based on the patients’ cancer journey through clinical trials and research, education and advocacy, and regional and global alliances.

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About OncLive®

A digital platform of resources for practicing oncologists, OncLive ®  offers oncology professionals information they can use to help provide the best patient care. is the official website for MJH Associates Inc.’s Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes  OncologyLive®,  Oncology Nursing News®  and more. MJH Associates Inc. is a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media, including and  CURE®  magazine, the largest U.S. consumer publication focused entirely on cancer. Combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable , CURE®  reaches patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups.

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