2015 Social Media Events

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Genomics and Precision Medicine in Oncology
December 8, 2015
Jean-Claude Zenklusen, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Genome Atlas and Dr. Jaime Guidry-Auvil, program manager for NCI pediatric genomic initiative, TARGET held a lively and informative Twitter chat about genomics and its role in precision medicine and oncology, hashtag #CancerGenomics.

Google Hangout on Air about the Future of Lung Cancer Treatment
November 19, 2015 - watch the video here
Janet Freeman-Daily lead a vibrant and informative hour-long Google Hangout on Air with lung cancer experts Dr. Shakun Malik of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Roy Herbst of Yale Cancer Center, discussing the future of lung cancer research and treatment. Questions came from viewers during the chat via the #LCSM hashtag. You can view the video below.

Twitter Chat: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Cancer Health Disparities
November 18, 2015
Drs. Mary Ann S. Van Duyn and Tiffany Wallace from NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities led a discussion on accelerating progress in research to address this serious public health issue, hashtag #CancerDisparities. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Twitter Chat on the Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
On November 12, 2015, Dr. Udo Rudloff from the National Cancer Institute, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and many others held an informative, hour-long discussion about the future of pancreatic cancer treatment, hashtag #PanCancer. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Google Hangout on Air: Cancer Informatics
November 10, 2015
Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., Director Center for Cancer Genomics and Warren Kibbe, Ph.D., Director, NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology held an informative Google Hangout about two NCI efforts to expand access to cancer genomics data: the Genomic Data Commons and Genomic Cloud Pilots. The Hangout was moderated by Anthony Kerlavage, Ph.D., Chief, Cancer Informatics Branch, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. During the Hangout, NCI took questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNCI.

Google Hangout on Air with Dr. Douglas Lowy, Acting Director of the NCI
October 20, 2015 - watch the video here
Dr. Douglas Lowy, Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute, along with along with Dr. Tom Misteli, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression,held a live Google Hangout on Air, moderated by NCI's own Dr. Christopher Heery, Director, Clinical Trials Group at the NCI Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology. The topic was basic research and cancer and the video is also below.

Twitter Chat on the Precision Medicine Intitiative
September 22, 2015
Dr. James Doroshow of the National Cancer Institute, along with experts from the the National Institutes of Health, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and many others, participated in a Twitter chat about the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort, hashtag #PMINetwork. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Twitter Chat on the Future of Prostate Cancer Treatment
September 17, 2015
Dr. William Dahut of the National Cancer Institute, along with the Men's Health Network, co-hosted a Twitter chat addressing the future of prostate cancer treatment, hashtag #PCSMFuture. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Twitter Chat on the Emotional Impact of Cancer
July 22, 2015
Dr. Julia Rowland of the National Cancer Institute, along with the National Institute of Mental Health, hosted a Twitter chat addressing the emotional impacts of cancer, hashtag #CopingCancer. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Twitter Chat on the Precision Medicine Initiative
June 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute participated in a Twitter chat led by the National Institutes of Health about the Precision Medicine Initiative. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Cancer Health Disparities Twitter Chat
April 30, 2015
Experts from the National Cancer Institute led a Twitter chat about cancer health disparities that affect underrepresented population groups in the U.S., hashtag #NMHM15chat. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Immunotherapy Twitter Chat
April 2, 2015
Dr. James Gulley of the National Cancer Institute led a Twitter chat about immunotherapy, hashtag #CancerFilm. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Live-Tweeting Event During the Cancer Documentary, Emperor of All Maladies
On March 30, 31 and April 1, the National Cancer Institute (@theNCI) 18 partners carried out a groundbreaking, live-tweeting social media event during all three nights of the documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Emperor was a three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

World Cancer Day Twitter Chat
February 4, 2015
Dr. Lee Helman of the National Cancer Institute and representing Stand Up to Cancer , participated in a Twitter chat commemorating World Cancer Day, hashtag #FightWorldCancer. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other chat participants.

Twitter Chat on Latinas and Cervical Cancer
January 20, 2015
Dr. Sarah Temkin, Medical Officer in the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group at the National Cancer Institute participated in a chat about cervical cancer in the Latina community, hashtag #SaludTues. These are the NCI's tweets along with those of other participants, archived in Twitter.

Twitter Chat on Non-Communicable Diseases and Global Health
January 14, 2015
Dr. Edward Trimble, Director, Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute interviewed NCI's new Non-Communicable Diseases Coordinator, Dr. John Flanigan, hashtag #NCDs, in a special Twitter Q&A. They discussed the rising global health burden of NCDs and possible strategies to address the issue. These are NCI’s tweets, along with those from others, archived on Twitter.