Oncologists Using Twitter to Advance Cancer Knowledge

January 20, 2010

Oncology Times

Only a handful of oncologists are using Twitter, but those who do consider it to be an important extension of their professional activities. Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, professor or Medicine, is quoted in Oncology Times about how he uses the microblogging service. El-Deiry uses Twitter to share news about his professional interests -- the genetics of cancer and progress in the development of new therapies and other discoveries in the field of cancer. "If I get excited about something I've read, I'll make a note of it on Twitter." He also uses Twitter for conference reporting and calling attention to inadequate research funding... read more