#LCSM Chat topic 3-Oct-2019: The Path to Research Advocacy

Please join the #LCSM community and moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) for our next #LCSM Chat on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific) to discuss “The Path to Research Advocacy.” Cancer patients and their loved ones who have the skills, interest, and energy may become patient advocates for their disease. Their activities might include providing support and resources to other patients, acting as liaisons between patients and clinicians, raising awareness and educating others about their disease, and engaging in fundraising activities for advocacy and research. Some patient… Read More

#CANCERSM Chat topic 14-Aug-2019–Finding Balance: “Cancer Life” vs. “Real Life”

In lieu of #LCSM Chat in August 2019, please join a collaborative #CancerSM chat with other cancer hashtag communities on Twitter (#gyncsm #bcsm #btsm #mmsm #ayacsm) about Finding Balance: ‘Cancer Life’ vs. ‘Real Life’.”  Note this is a different day and time than usual for #LCSM Chat–this chat will be Wednesday, August 14th at 9pm ET. Learn more at http://gyncsm.blogspot.com/2019/08/joint-cancersm-chat-finding-balance.html .  

#CANCERSM Chat topic 11-Jul-2019: Basics of Biomarker Testing

Until just a few years ago, chemotherapy was often the only option for some cancer patients.  In just a few short years, molecular therapies and immunotherapies have become commonplace as treatments for cancer patients.  But determining whether a particular cancer patient is a candidate for these new, often very expensive, molecular and immunotherapies requires molecular biomarker testing.  For many cancer patients and their families, the role of molecular biomarker testing in their diagnosis is a unfamiliar and confusing.  How is testing performed?  How is the test result analyzed? What is involved in… Read More