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November 7, 2018

GI Cancers Symposium: Register and reserve your hotel today

Attend the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place Jan. 17-19, 2019, in San Francisco.  Hotel reservation and early registration deadline: Dec. 12 at 11:59 PM (EST). 

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Learn about the latest innovations in the treatment of GI cancers, hear perspectives on international research advances, connect with new and old colleagues, and visit the exhibits for the newest therapies and products. Explore featured sessions below.


General session 3: Personalized Therapy for Advanced Disease of Esophago-Gastric Malignancies

Jaafar Bennouna, MD; Anna Dorothea Wagner, MD; Karyn Goodman, MD, MS

As immunotherapy and personalized care become key modalities of treatment, this session will provide an overview of the current status and optimal incorporation of immunotherapy for esophago-gastric malignancies. Options and implementation of targeted therapy, as well as potential biomarkers to help personalize treatment, will also be discussed.


General session 4: The Evolving Landscape of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Arvind Dasari, MD; James Howe, MD; Erik Mittra, MD, PhD

Recent advances in molecular characterization, imaging, and novel therapeutics have provided oncologists new paradigms for evaluation and treatment of pancreatic and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. This session will discuss and review recent progress and future direction in this exciting and evolving field.


Keynote lecture: The Fundamental Difference Between Palliative Treatment and Palliative Care

Kelly McMasters, MD, PhD

The rationale for intensive surveillance of gastrointestinal cancer patients after resection will be explored. Goals of treatment and management of end-of-life care will be discussed.


General session 8: Applying Advances in Tumor Profiling to Patient Management

Michael Hall, MD, MS; Jeanne Tie, MBChB, FRACP, MD; Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD

This session will provide an overview of the current state of tumor profiling for colorectal cancer, its practical applications in guiding management strategy and future directions. In addition, speakers will discuss the recent advances in the emerging field of liquid biopsies and the role they may play in tumor profiling.


Key dates


    •  Hotel reservation and early registration deadline: Dec. 12 at 11:59 PM (EST)


    • Abstracts released on meeting library: Jan. 14 at 5:00 PM (EST)


    • GI Cancers Symposium: Jan. 17-19



Visit to view all session details in the program, including faculty, presentation titles, and times. Register by Dec. 12 for the best rates.


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