As ASCO’s patient website, Cancer.Net offers breaking research news for people diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends, about the cancer care and treatment advances announced during ASCO’s Annual Meeting each year. As part of our comprehensive coverage, Cancer.Net will provide real-time social media updates of the ASCO Annual Meeting.
News from the 2015 meeting will start to be released on May 13 at 5:00 PM EDT, with additional studies being released each day of the event, held May 29-June 2. Here are some steps you can take to follow the meeting’s highlights:
1. Follow Cancer.Net on Social Media Today
Whether you are coming to Chicago or following the news from home, up-to-date information can be easily found by simply following @CancerDotNet on Twitter, liking Cancer.Net’s page on Facebook, or adding Cancer.Net to your circles on Google+. Coverage will include highlighted scientific abstracts among the thousands available, as well as helpful logistical information for patient advocates attending in Chicago.
2. Use Hashtags to Find Topics that Interest You
On Twitter? Follow the official hashtag of #ASCO15 for all news about and from this year’s meeting.
In addition, #ASCO15 tweets may also have other relevant hashtags to show which disease or topic area that post covers. For instance, many people add a hashtag in front of the disease name, such as #melanoma or #kidneycancer. And, for a list of different types of cancer and some abbreviated hashtags in use, visit Symplur’s page on Cancer Tag Ontology. (Please note that this takes you to another, independent website.)
If you are tweeting #ASCO15 news, we invite you to do the same by adding this type of hashtag, to make it easier for all readers to find the #ASCO15 information they want from this large event. We welcome everyone who’d like to join this online conversation! If you are new to social media, here are some additional tips to help get you started.
And if you are on-site in Chicago, be sure to attend the May 30 Tweet-up too! Details and RSVP here.
3. Follow Other Thought Leaders
In addition, if you are looking for topic-specific coverage of the research news from Annual Meeting, follow the Twitter handles of ASCO’s expert tweeters. This infographic lists the specifics for how get more tailored news from these volunteers during the 2015 meeting via Twitter.
The participants in “Featured Voices” have been chosen to share their expertise and impressions of the Annual Meeting on their Twitter feeds. The ideas and opinions expressed by “Featured Voices” are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASCO. The mention of any product, service, or therapy should not be construed as an endorsement of the products mentioned. The information they share is intended solely for informational purposes, and does not constitute medical or legal advice, and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions or as a substitute for consultation with a licensed medical professional.