NCI Social Media Events
A large part of the mission of the National Cancer Institute is to share information and updates with the public and cancer research community. Social media is an ideal platform for connecting with people, and we often participate in live social media events like Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Twitter chats. Listed below are past and upcoming social media events involving NCI and our partners.
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Previous Social Media Events
Beyond Treatment: Caring for the Needs of Children with Cancer
September 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET
NCI discussed the crucial psychosocial support that children and their families receive during cancer treatment as well as NCI’s research in the importance of this care. Dr. Lori Wiener and Dr. John Glod of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, Stephanie Feinberg, of the Children’s Inn, and a Children’s Inn resident discussed the importance of what happens outside of treatment.
A Dialogue on Cancer Disparities, Prevention, and Research
April 18, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted a Facebook Live on A Dialogue on Cancer Disparities, Prevention, and Research. The event featured Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., National Cancer Institute, Brid M. Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Institute, and Christina Dieli-Conwright, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Southern California. They discussed cancer disparities, and the work being done to help reduce cancer disparities.
Genomics: How DNA Can Inform Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
February 14, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. ET
The National Cancer Institute hosted a Facebook Live on February 14, at 3 p.m. ET. The event featured NCI subject matter experts Kenneth Aldape, M.D., of the Center for Cancer Research, Megan Frone, M.S., C.G.C., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and Lyndsay Harris, M.D., of the Cancer Diagnosis Program. They discussed the role of genetics in cancer diagnosis and treatment. At the end of the event, experts answered live questions from viewers.
NCI’s 2019 Plans: Conversation with the NCI Director
Facebook Live and Twitter Live
January 25, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET
At this live social media event, NCI Director Ned Sharpless, M.D., provided an overview of NCI’s budget and plans as well as what's on the horizon for Fiscal Year 2019, building off his recent blog post. Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, and Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, NYU Langone Health, moderated the conversation. For the second half of the event, Dr. Sharpless answered live questions from viewers.