In an effort to continue to bring patients and those who care about and for them the most timely, comprehensive cancer information, ASCO’s patient education website, Cancer.Net, has added a new interactive resource—the Cancer.Net Blog (www.cancer.net/blog).
“We decided that a blog made sense for Cancer.Net, since it allows us to share information about cancer in a more timely and responsive manner,” said Cancer.Net’s Editor-in-Chief, Robert S. Miller, MD, FACP.
Using the blog, Cancer.Net will be able to respond more adeptly to current events, including breaking news about cancer advances and other topics important to people affected by cancer.
Conversational in Tone, Authoritative in Content
Authored by ASCO experts and staff, Cancer.Net Blog posts will provide practical tips for living with cancer, suggestions to help patients and families cope with the disease, and research news and guidelines from ASCO. The blog will also include stories from patients and patient advocates, interviews, podcasts, and much more. Some of the most recent posts include a welcome and introduction to the blog by Dr. Miller, tips for staying healthy during flu season, and ways to prevent frostbite and hypothermia during cold weather.
“We strive to be conversational in tone, and at the same time, we hope to remain authoritative in content, so you can always be assured that what you read on Cancer.Net is accurate and reflects the best science and medical practice,” said Dr. Miller.
The blog will be guided by Cancer.Net’s newest Associate Editor, Anas Younes, MD, Chief of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Lymphoma Service in the Division of Hematologic Oncology, Department of Medicine. Dr. Younes is committed to using social media for patient education and has brought tremendous expertise in this area to the Cancer.Net Editorial Board.
Connect With Cancer.Net via Social Media
The blog joins Cancer.Net’s growing list of social media channels, which also includes Twitter (@CancerDotNet), Facebook (www.facebook.com/CancerDotNet), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cancerdotnet). Both medical professionals and patients are encouraged to subscribe to the blog via RSS feed to receive the latest updates. ■
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