Details of 10/24 #LCSM Chat

As we said in the last blog post, the theme of the 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific) 10/24 #LCSM Chat on Twitter will be “Social Media & Lung Cancer Advocacy: What Can I Do?” If you’re not sure how to participate in a tweetchat, visit our #LCSM Chat tab or click here. The co-moderators @louisianagirl91 (Laronica Conway, a lung cancer advocate) and @JFreemanDaily (Janet Freeman-Daily, a lung cancer patient) will follow this format: Introductions Please introduce yourself with a tweet. If you plan to follow without participating, post a tweet saying “#lcsm”… Read More

#LCSM Chat Oct 24, 2013: “Social Media & Lung Cancer Advocacy: What Can I Do?”

Recent Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM) chats have focused on medical topics.  Collaboration to get better treatments to patients sooner is an important part of #LCSM, but it’s not all we’re about. #LCSM is also about helping patients and families on a lung cancer journey, ending the stigma, and advocating to increase support for lung cancer patients and research. Accordingly, the next chat will focus on lung cancer patients, families, and advocates rather than medical topics.  The topic will be “Social Media & Lung Cancer Advocacy: What Can I Do?”  moderated by Laronica… Read More

How Can We Accelerate Cancer Research with Online Education and Social Media? – September 26

By Dr. H. Jack West We are in the midst of a remarkable transitional time in cancer care that is exciting but challenging, since we now have patients divided into smaller and smaller groups based on molecular markers.  Along with that, more and more patients and caregivers are participating in social media and online discussion groups.  What are the implications for these changes, and how can we use them to accelerate the pace of clinical research?  I’d like to focus on a couple of key questions for our next lung cancer tweetchat… Read More