NCI Social Media Events

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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 Twitter chats. Listed below are past and upcoming social media events involving NCI and our partners.

If you are interested in more information about NCI and our events, please follow us on our social media channels.

Upcoming Social Media Events

The Latest in Research for Advanced Breast Cancer
Facebook Live
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ET
On October 31 at 2:30 p.m. ET the National Cancer Institute will talk about the latest in research for advanced breast cancer with two researchers from NCI's Center for Cancer Research, Dr. Stan Lipkowitz, Chief of the Women's Malignancies Branch, and Dr. Alexandra Zimmer, Staff Clinician in the Women's Malignancies Branch.

Previous Social Media Events from This Year

NCI’s Contact Center: How We Answer Cancer and Clinical Trials Questions
Facebook Live
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. ET
On October 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute hosted a Facebook Live event about the NCI Contact Center. Astrid Helgeson, NCI Contact Center Supervisor, discussed how the contact center helps people find information about cancer and clinical trials. The event was moderated by Cindy Lollar, who is part of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at NCI.

How NCI's contact center answers clinical trials questions

Talking Through Treatment and Care for Childhood Cancer
Facebook Live
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m. ET
On September 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute and the NIH Children’s Inn, hosted a Facebook Live event for childhood cancer awareness month. Dr. Brigitte Widemann, Chief of NCI’s Pediatric Oncology Branch and Jennie Lucca, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Inn discussed treatment for childhood cancer and the role the Children’s Inn plays in care.

Lymphoma Treatment and Trials for Children and Young Adults
Twitter Chat
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ET
On September 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, hosted a Twitter chat for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. NCI doctors Nirali Shah and Nita Seibel and the Lymphoma Research Foundation came together to discuss lymphoma research, clinical trials, and treatment for children and young adults.

Cancer Survivorship: The Importance of Research
Facebook Live
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. ET

On July 26 at 11:00 a.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute held a Facebook Live event to discuss the importance of research in understanding cancer survivorship. For this discussion, Dr. Julia Rowland, Director of NCI's Office of Cancer Survivorship was joined by Shelley Fuld Nasso, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and Liza Fues, patient advocate at The George Washington University Cancer Center.

Drive Your Cancer Research from Lab to Market with NCI SBIR
YouTube Live
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

The National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center provides special funding opportunities for small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program, one of the nation’s largest sources of financing for technology innovation. On June 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Michael Weingarten, Director of the NCI SBIR Development Center, and previous SBIR awardees Aruna Gambhir, CEO of CellSight Technologies and Guy Diperro, Founder of Chrono Therapeutics, discussed funding opportunities and entrepreneurial support provided by the NCI SBIR Development Center.

Advanced Melanoma Research and Treatment
Facebook Live
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m. ET

On May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute held a Facebook Live event focused on the current state of research and treatment for advanced stage melanoma. The subject matter experts were Dr. Stephanie Goff of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Jason Luke of the University of Chicago. The event was moderated by Jamie Troil-Goldfarb, a clinical trial participant and Stage IV melanoma survivor.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening 
Facebook Live
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 1:30 p.m. ET
Note: This is entirely in Spanish

On March 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET the National Cancer Institute held its first Facebook Live event in Spanish on Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening. Sandra San Miguel of NCI and Dr. Elmer Huerta of Washington Cancer Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, discussed the importance of education and prevention strategies to increase the number of colorectal cancer screenings.

Talking Through Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening
Facebook Live
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

On March 7, 2017, colorectal cancer experts Dr. LeeAnn Bailey of NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Dr. James Zabora of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Theron Scott of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center discussed colorectal cancer prevention and screening.

Today's Cervical Cancer Treatments
Facebook Live
Thursday, January 26, 2017

On January 26, 2017, cervical cancer experts Dr. Christina Annunziata of NCI's Center for Cancer Research and Dr. Sarah Temkin of VCU Massey Cancer Center had a discussion on cervical cancer treatments and clinical trials.

The Future of Prostate Cancer Research and Treatment
YouTube Live
Thursday, January 12, 2017

On January 12, 2017, prostate cancer experts Dr. William Dahut of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Heather Cheng of the University of Washington had a vibrant discussion about current and future research areas and treatment options for prostate cancer.

The panel was moderated by Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President at Men’s Health Network.

NCI Social Media Events from Previous Years

2016 | 2015 | 2014

  • Updated: July 28, 2017