CancerConnect Announces New Topics and Guest Moderators for Popular Ask the Expert Series

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2014 
Contact: Charles Weaver, MD
chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com

CancerConnect Announces New Topics and Guest Moderators for Popular Ask the Expert Series

Sun Valley, Idaho and Fort Worth, Texas – CancerConnect announces new line-up of experts and topics scheduled for the upcoming 2014 Ask the Expert series.

The CancerConnect Ask the Expert series is a live online patient education program that encourages interactive discussions with thought leaders in oncology to help facilitate informed treatment decision-making and encourage interaction and engagement within the CancerConnect community.  The series includes multimedia formats to meet the needs of patients, caregivers, and others affected by cancer, including the following:

  • One-hour live Web chat programs featuring expert presentations and Q&A sessions
  • 2 to3 day Q&A sessions with oncology experts in the CancerConnect community

The CancerConnect Ask the Expert series impacts thousands of patients and caregivers in their search for quality online information. The series topic and expert moderator are promoted through the CancerConnect community, which currently includes thousands of patients, as well as through all social media outlets. In addition to providing invaluable expert insight for patients and caregivers, the series provides an opportunity for cancer centers to increase visibility of their programs and resources and engage their community.

Thought leaders from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, and other leading cancer centers are scheduled to participate in this year’s Ask the Expert series. Upcoming topics include the following (additional topics will be added throughout the year):

  • “Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer”
  • “Advances in Breast Reconstruction”
  • “The Latest in Lung Cancer Treatment”
  • “Caring for Your Skin During and After Treatment”
  • “Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer”
  • “Updates in the Management of Melanoma”
  • “Multiple Myeloma: Making Informed Treatment Decisions”
  • “Advances in the Treatment of Non Hodgkin Lymphomas”
  • “Understanding Myeloproliferative Neoplasms”

The Ask the Expert programs are archived on Cancer Connect and are promoted through OMNI Health Media social media channels for one year. In 2013 there were seven programs in the Ask the Expert series, and the series has reached over 12,000 individuals affected by cancer. To learn more about Ask the Expert series program participation or sponsorship opportunities, contact Charles Weaver, MD (chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com) or Meg Monday (mmonday@omnihealthmedia.com).

About CancerConnect: CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer. The CancerConnect application is also available as a fully functional “private label” social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is used by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Inst., The Ohio State James Cancer Inst., the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, other leading centers and more recently Oncology Clinics including Dayton Physicians and Jackson Oncology. Learn more about how CancerConnect is making a difference in this recent blog by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their Web sites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups, as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

About OMNI Health Media: OMNI Health Media is a leading specialty publisher of health-related information with an emphasis on cancer, and on line applications and websites specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming, with an emphasis on cancer and women’s health. OMNI has developed over 200 websites and supplies educational content and programming to over 2700 physicians for use on cancer center and clinic websites, including CancerConnect.com. OMNI’s award-wining content programs reach over 1 million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month. http://omnihealthmedia.com