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 2016 meeting will start to be released on May 18 at 5:00 PM EDT, with additional studies being released each day of the event, held June 3-6. 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 or liking Cancer.Net’s page on Facebook. Coverage can be found on the Cancer.Net Blog and via our patient education videos, where there will be context about highlighted scientific studies among the thousands of abstracts released at this meeting each year.
2. Use Hashtags to Find Topics that Interest You
On Twitter? Follow the official hashtag of #ASCO16 for all news about and from this year’s meeting.
In addition, #ASCO16 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.)
And if you are tweeting #ASCO16 news, we invite you to do the same by adding this type of hashtag, to make it easier for all readers to find the #ASCO16 information they want from this large event. We welcome everyone who’d like to join this online conversation!
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 2016 meeting via Twitter.
And if you are on-site in Chicago, be sure to attend the June 4 Tweet-up too! Details and RSVP here.