#LCSM Chat 11/29: What’s a cancer model, and why should I care?

Once your take cancer cells out of a living body, the cancer cells die, right?  So how researchers study cancer? One way researchers study cancer is by using “cancer models.”  Cancer models are clumps of living cancer cells that exist either in a lab dish (see image above), or in animal models such as mice. Sometimes these models also include other living cells from the host environment.  It’s not exactly the same as studying a living cancer in its human host, but it does allow researchers time to study the biology of a cancer… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 11/15/2018: #LCAM Open Mic Nite

On Thursday November 15, 2018, at 8 PM Eastern Time (5 PM Pacific Daylight Time), #LCSM Chat will hold an Open Mic Nite. We’ll be discussing Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM) and whatever additional lung cancer topics are foremost on our minds. Our moderator will be Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily). This would be a particularly good chat for those who are just starting with Twitter or tweet chats (please check out our tweetchat primer). Hope you’ll join us!

#LCSM Chat Topic 11/1: #LCAM and the Evolution of Lung Cancer Advocacy

November 1 marks the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM). During our next #LCSM Chat on Twitter, we will talk about how lung cancer advocacy has evolved over the past five years since #LCSM Chat began in the summer of 2013, as well as #LCAM 2018 social media resources and planned events. (Note we’re using #LCAM, not #LCAM2018 or #LCAM18–the #LCAM2018 and #LCAM18 hashtags have been taken by the liver cancer community this October). Moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will lead our discussion using the following questions: T1: In your view, how… Read More