#LCSM Chat Topic 02-Sep-2021– It’s Your Life: Be an Engaged Patient

#LCSM Chat on Twitter is back from our summer hiatus! This Thursday 9/2 at 5pm PT (8pm ET) our topic will be “It’s Your Life: Be an Engaged Patient.” Patients who are engaged in their own healthcare have better outcomes. Some of the “old timer” patient and advocates in the cancer community will be around to help newbie and experienced survivors learn the ropes of being an engaged patient. This chat is open to ALL cancer communities–everyone can benefit from this discussion. #LCSM Chat co-moderator and cancer research advocate Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily)… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 03-Jun-2021: Making the Most of #ASCO21

Oncology conferences such as those offered by ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology), ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), and IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) are premier sources for connecting with others in the  lung cancer community, learning about different aspects of lung cancer research and policy, and highlighting key research results.  The entire lung cancer community can help in disseminating results of research that impacts us.   On Thursday, June 3, at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific), #LCSM Chat will discuss ways the community make… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 6-May-2021: The Hows and Whys of Cancer Research Advocacy

Cancer patient advocates first appeared decades ago, in the breast cancer community.  Patient advocates are dedicated to supporting patients and their loved ones, improving lung cancer education and awareness, and generating funds for advocacy and research.  With the advent of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for many types of cancer, the past ten years have seen a growing group of patients, survivors, and caregivers who have lived with cancer long enough to become active, knowledgeable advocates for their cancer community. There is another type of cancer patient advocate called a “research advocate.” Research… Read More