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9th Annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

The 9th Annual State of the Art Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium is presented in partnership with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, November 22, 2013 - 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Somerset Inn
2601 West Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084


Symposium Details

The symposium includes nationally renowned physicians who will present the latest advances and future challenges in the field of GI oncology. The seminar will focus on the multidisciplinary approach to gastrointestinal cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumors, and will include case-based interactive audience participation.  The symposium provides an excellent opportunity to get answers to challenging clinical questions as well as information on cutting edge treatments and the latest in clinical trials. 

Topics of discussion will include

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors: diagnosis and treatment,
  • Latest in radiation therapy for GI cancers,
  • Optimizing treatment in biliary cancers, and more.
This symposium is for health care professionals involved in the field of GI oncology, including gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, physician extenders, nurse practitioners, fellows and residents.

Symposium Director

Philip A. Philip, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
Leader, GI Oncology Multidisciplinary Team
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Professor, Department of Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine


Registration & Payment

Registration is required for all participant types, including our free category.

  • $75 - Non-Karmanos Physicians
  • $25 - All Other Healthcare Professionals (including retired physicians)
  • This conference is free for all Karmanos physicians, residents, fellows and students

Online credit card payment is preferred and encouraged.


Checks and cash accepted at the door. Please make checks payable to Karmanos Cancer Institute.



7-8 a.m.
Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8-8:10 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Philip A Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
8:10-8:30 a.m.
The Latest in Treating Gastroesophageal Cancers
Philip A Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
8:30-8:50 a.m.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Localized Pancreatic Cancer        
Robert Jury, MD
Beaumont Health System
8:50-9:10 a.m.
Update on Imaging in GI Malignancies
Anthony F. Shields, MD, PhD
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
9:10-9:30 a.m.
Evolving Proton Therapy Utilization with GI Malignancies
Hesham Gayar, MD
McLaren-Flint, McLaren Cancer Institute and Proton Therapy Center
9:30-9:50 a.m.
Panel Q&A
9:50-10:10 a.m.
10:10-10:30 a.m.
What is the Role of Peritonectomy and HIPEC?
Richard Berri, MD
St. John Health System
10:30-10:50 a.m.
Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hemchandra Mahaseth, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
10:50-11:10 a.m.
Optimizing Treatment in Biliary Cancers
Mark Zalupski, MD
University of Michigan
11:10-11:30 a.m.
Best Supportive Care in GI Cancers
David Debono, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
11:30-11:50 a.m.
Panel Q&A
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
12:10-12:40 p.m.
Colorectal Cancer:  Role of Molecular Tests in the Era of Personalized Medicine

12:40-12:50 p.m.
Q&A for Keynote Speaker
 12:50-2:30 p.m.
GI Multidisciplinary Case Discussions
Case 1: Hepatocellular Cancer           
Case 2: Gastric Cancer
Case 3: Neuroendocrine Tumor
Case 4: Pancreatic Cancer
Case 5: Colon Cancer
Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP
Panel Participants
Anthony Shields, MD, PhD
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Steve Kim, MD, FACS
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Jeffrey Critchfield, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
Mohammed Ogaily, MD, FACP
Michigan Society of Hematology & Oncology
Michigan State University
Oakwood Center for Hematology & Oncology – Downriver

David Kwon, MD
Henry Ford Health System
2:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Adjournment


More Information

If you have any questions about the Symposium, or regarding your registration, please contact Kristen Rushlau at  313-576-8746 or
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