The (R)evolution of Social Media in Oncology: Engage, Enlighten, and Encourage

Social media (SoMe) platforms have the ability to strengthen the oncology community, leading to intellectual connections that with time develop into friendships. SoMe has immense potential in all areas of medicine, and SoMe in oncology is proof of this, raising awareness about clinical trials, promoting cancer prevention techniques, amplifying oncology information, enabling diverse viewpoints into conversations, as well as educating colleagues regardless of geography.

Gilberto Morgan,1 Neeraj Agarwal,2 Toni K. Choueiri,3 Don S. Dizon,4 Erika P. Hamilton,5 Merry Jennifer Markham,6 Mark Lewis,7 Tatiana M. Prowell,8 Hope S. Rugo,9 Vivek Subbiah,10 and Howard L. West11

1. Skåne University Hospital, Division of Medical/Radiation Oncology and Hematology, Lund, Sweden. 2. Medical Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah (NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center), Salt Lake City, Utah. 3. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts. 4. Lifespan Cancer Institute, Providence, Rhode Island. 5. Sarah Cannon Research Institute/Tennessee Oncology, Nashville Tennessee. 6. University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. 7. Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, Utah. 8. Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland. 9. University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California. 10. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. 11. AccessHope/City of Hope, Los Angeles, California.

Source: Morgan G, Agarwal N, Choueiri TK et al. "The (R)evolution of Social Media in Oncology: Engage, Enlighten, and Encourage." Cancer Discov 2022;12:1620–4 doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-22-0346. ©2022 American Association for Cancer Research.
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