OncLive and The Ruesch Center to Honor the Winners of The Luminary Awards in GI Cancers

The inaugural Luminary Awards in GI Cancer, which will be hosted by OncLive® and The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, will honor Julie Fleshman, Daniel G. Haller, Henry T. Lynch, Frank McCormick and Andrew L. Warshaw for their dedication to the gastrointestinal (GI) cancers community. The celebratory cocktail reception will be held at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1. The winners were selected for their tremendous devotion and leadership in research, clinical care and advocacy in GI cancer.

“We are honored to recognize these five individuals for their outstanding work and passion for improving the lives of those impacted by GI cancer. Each of these winners helps propel the field of GI cancer through their commitment and groundbreaking contributions in treatment, research and advocacy,” said John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers.

The Luminary Awards in GI Cancers winners are: “This award reception not only celebrates the five exceptional individuals, it also honors all of the unsung heroes of the GI cancers community. We appreciate their commitment to this field and are pleased to honor them,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., parent company of OncLive®.

Robert Goldsmith, vice president of OncLive® states, “we are honored to collaborate with The Ruesch Center for the inaugural Luminary Awards in GI Cancer. This program allows us to celebrate these dedicated individuals who make a difference every day.”

The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, a part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, focuses on personalizing patient care while fighting GI cancers. Ruesch provides the highest standard of care and individualized treatments through clinical trials and research, education and advocacy, and regional and global alliances.

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