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.

Previous Social Media Events

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.

Join 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 will host a Google Hangout on Air. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Denicoff, R.N., N.P, Head, NCTN Clinical Trials Operations in the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP, DCTD.

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.

Twitter Chat on Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer
November 5, 2014
Dr. Shakun Malik, Head, Thoracic Cancer Therapeutics in the Clinical Investigations Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation program at the National Cancer Institute participated in a Twitter chat about precision medicine in lung cancer, hashtag #LCSM. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other participants.

Twitter Chat on Childhood Obesity
September 9, 2014
Dr. April Oh, PhD, MPH, Program Director of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), of the National Cancer Institute participated in a sun safety Twitter chat, hashtag #ChildhoodObesityChat. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other participants.

Twitter Chat on Cancer Pain Management
September 3, 2014
On September 3, 2014, Dr. Ann O'Mara of the National Cancer Institute led a Twitter chat about cancer pain management, hashtag #CancerPain. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other participants.

Twitter Chat on Sun Safety
June 19, 2014
Dr. Frank Perna, Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, of the National Cancer Institute participated in a sun safety Twitter chat, hashtag #SunHealth. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other participants.

Twitter Chat on Immunotherapy
June 18, 2014
Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Head, Tumor Immunology Section, Branch Chief of the National Cancer Institute participated in an immunotherapy Twitter chat, hashtag #CIMChat. These are NCI's tweets, along with select contributions from other participants.

  • Updated: May 12, 2016