Crowd Sourcing Cancer [Cancelled?]

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

With social networks and the explosion of health related communities, we have an opportunity to reach out, connect, and begin to address issues that still plague patients undergoing treatments for cancer.

As a 3-time survivor, I've seen remarkable advancements in the way patients interact and help each other over the past 20 years. While the elusive cure for cancer seems like it’s a million years away, patients and others engaged in online communities have the power to connect and solve issues affecting someone’s treatment or quality of life.

Learn how to leverage existing communities and social networking sites to find information that can make an immediate difference in a cancer patient’s life. From tips and tricks for managing chemotherapy treatments to finding workarounds for drug therapy side effects, the collective wisdom of today’s patients can be harnessed to enhance the quality of life for tomorrow’s patient.

Seek. Source. Solve. Survive.

LEVEL: Beginner

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Alicia Staley

CANCER SURVIVOR X3, Director of my own non-profit, chief survivor, getting my golf groove back.... POWER TWEETER and eternal optimist bio from Twitter

6 attendees

  • briancarterKC
  • erwin blom
  • Randy Mah
  • scottackerson
  • Alicia C. Staley
  • Martijn Verver

9 trackers

  • Andrew Weber
  • Brian Duggan
  • Dan Weingrod
  • Amy Greenlaw
  • Josepf Haslam
  • Mick Darling
  • Jason Lewis
  • Shelley Cook
  • Sean Steinmarc

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011

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