The American Cancer Society’s 2014 annual report states that more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in the coming year. In response to this reality, many people try to arm themselves with as much information as possible about how to prevent, detect and/or treat the disease.
The Stanford Cancer Institute is committed to making cancer news and information more accessible and recently launched a new Twitter feed - @StanfordCancer - that delivers the latest developments in cancer research and clinical care from Stanford and around the world.
Combined with the Campaign for Stanford Medicine’s Transforming Cancer Care initiative, the Stanford Cancer Institute’s foray into social media is just one of Stanford Medicine’s many efforts to raise awareness about all the innovation scientists and physicians are pouring into disease detection, prevention and treatment.
Kylie Gordon works on the digital media team at Stanford University Communications. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford in Modern Thought and Literature and has a graduate degree in Creative Writing from Northwestern University.