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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Upcoming Social Media Events
The National Cancer Institute will host a virtual roundtable titled “Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations: Doubling Clinical Trials Accrual” as part of a series of coordinated Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations being held on May 4 in conjunction with the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Join us in this robust discussion about the possibilities and challenges of increasing clinical trial accrual as we organize around President Biden’s priority to end cancer as we know it.
Previous Social Media Events
This social media event brought together women leaders from across government healthcare and science. The discussion featured an examination of the impact that female leaders can have on their organizations - and the impact that leadership roles can have on the women who hold them.
NCI and CDC experts discussed the importance of cancer prevention and screening for many cancers, the progress that has been made in the past 50 years in these fields, and shared the successes of cervical cancer screening and prevention, including a focus on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Take a tour of the Translational Genomics Laboratory and learn why being a part of the cancer research workforce is so exciting, why mentorship is an important part of the process, what it’s like to work in a lab, and more. This event featured Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D., Chief and Senior Investigator of the lab and Francine Baker, B.S., postbaccalaureate fellow and iCURE scholar.
For Parents: Coping With Your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis
Facebook Watch Party
September 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET
During this event, Dr. Lori Wiener, Social Worker and Senior Scientist in the NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch, and Dr. Nita Seibel, head of Pediatric Solid Tumor Therapeutics in NCI’s Cancer Therapy and Evaluation Program, discussed featured videos from NCI’s new video series designed for parents of children with cancer. Clips from the new video series were also shared.
You can find the video clips featured in the Watch Party on NCI's Facebook page under the Videos tab.
Cancer and Other Illnesses during COVID-19: How young patients and families can cope
Facebook Live and YouTube Live
April 23, 2020, 12:30 p.m. ET
Dr. Lori Wiener, Social Worker and Senior Scientist in the NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch, joined Dr. Audrey Thurm and Dr. Krystal Lewis, Clinical Psychologists at NIMH, to discuss coping strategies for young patients with cancer and other serious illness and their families on how to navigate the additional stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.