2016 Social Media Events

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The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment
Facebook Live
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On November 29, 2016, NCI's Dr. Christine Alewine participated in a Facebook Live event with Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. For 30 minutes, they had a vibrant Q&A about the future of pancreatic cancer research and treatment.

Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: Advances in Immunotherapy
Facebook Live Q&A and Twitter Chat
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8:00 pm ET

New treatments for lung cancer and aspects of joining a clinical trial are discussed in this 30-minute Facebook Live event, hosted by NCI’s Dr. Shakun Malik, head of thoracic oncology therapeutics, and Janet Freeman-Daily, lung cancer patient activist and founding member of #LCSM.

Google Hangout on Air: The Psychosocial Impacts of Pediatric and Adolescent Cancers

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 12:00pm ET
Watch the Hangout here

Dr. Maryland Pao of the National Institutes of Mental Health moderated a panel consisting of Dr. Lori Wiener, Co-Director, Behavioral Health Core; Head, Psychosocial Support and Research Program at the POB, Dr. Staci Martin, psychologist in the POB Health Psychology and Neurobehavioral Research Program and James L. Klosky, PhD Director, Psychological Services, Cancer Survivorship Division, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The experts discussed the psychological and social impacts that childhood cancers have on the children, their siblings, parents, friends and others – and how NCI and others are doing research and creating therapies to address their needs.

The panelists also took questions using the hashtag #AskCCR.

Google Hangout on Air: How to Submit Ideas for the Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Watch the video here
Blue Ribbon Panel members, Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, Professor and Deputy Director for Translational Research at Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, David Arons, Chief Executive Officer at National Brain Tumor Society and Dr. Dinah Singer, Director of NCI's Division of Cancer Biology discussed how to submit ideas to the Cancer Research Ideas platform as well as the latest updates on the Blue Ribbon Panel's activities. Questions came from viewers through the event page and by using the hashtag #CancerMoonshot. You can view the video below.

Google Hangout on Air About Precision Medicine in NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network
January 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET - watch the event here
NCI’s Jeff Abrams, M.D., Acting Director for Clinical Research in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) and Associate Director of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) and Nita Seibel, M.D., Head of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Therapeutics in the Clinical Investigations Branch of CTEP, DCTD led a vibrant discussion regarding NCI's National Clinical Trials Network. The Hangout was moderated by Andrea Denicoff, R.N., N.P, Head, Clinical Investigations Branch. Questions came from viewers using the hashtag #AskNCI. You can view the video below.

Listen to the discussion about "National Clinical Trials Network: Progress and Lessons Learned," including the latest information related to precision medicine in cancer, as well as two NCI precision medicine clinical trials: NCI-MATCH and NCI-Pediatric MATCH.

NCI’s Jeff Abrams, M.D., Acting Director for Clinical Research in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) and Associate Director of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) and Nita Seibel, M.D., Head of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Therapeutics in the Clinical Investigations Branch of CTEP, DCTD hosted a Google Hangout on Air. The discussion was moderated by Andrea Denicoff, R.N., N.P, Head, NCTN Clinical Trials Operations in the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP, DCTD.