#LCSM Chat Topic 11-Feb: Online collaboration and support in the #LCSM community

Since June 2013, the #LCSM hashtag has been used by over 20,000 Twitter accounts, tweeted over 186,000 times, and generated over 541 million impressions.

Participants include lung cancer patients, caregivers, family members, advocates, healthcare providers, hospitals, researchers, nonprofits, government agencies, journalists, pharma and the biotech industry. They use the hashtag to track new treatments, find patient resources, broadcast new research findings, develop advocacy activities, and connect with other lung cancer community members they might not find otherwise.

#LCSM Co-Founder Janet Freeman-Daily will be presenting a research poster titled “Online Collaboration and Support in the Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM) Community” at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in April, as part of her duties in the AACR Scientist-Survivor Program.

To help Janet gather information for her poster, moderator Deana Hendrickson will lead the February 11, 2015 #LCSM Chat using the following questions:

  • T1: How does #LCSM foster collaboration across the lung cancer community?
  • T2: What support or other benefits have you received from your participation in the #LCSM community?
  • T3: What #LCSM event, activity, or accomplishment has meant the most to you?
  • T4: How can cancer researchers benefit from participating in the #LCSM community?

If your answers won’t fit in 140 characters, please post them as comments to this blog.  We will create a survey on this topic based in part on the answers we receive in this chat.

We hope you’ll join moderator Deana Hendrickson on Thursday February 11, 2016, at 5 pm PT, 7 pm CT, 8 pm ET. If you’re new to tweetchats, please read this primer on how to participate in #LCSM Chats.

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