We’re pleased to announce that this is the first official post of On Cancer, a new blog launched today by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Public Affairs.
Written by our staff, blog posts will offer readers the latest news, information, and perspectives about cancer care, research, and education from inside Memorial Sloan Kettering.
“On Cancer gives voice to what we think is valuable and timely information about cancer and presents it in an accessible and understandable way for patients, their families, and the general public,” says Kathy Lewis, Vice President of Public Affairs. “We are especially excited that the blog amplifies our ability to engage directly with readers, and offers opportunities for our physicians and researchers to contribute expert insight on a range of cancer topics.”
We will post to On Cancer several times a week, with content including explanations of research and clinical findings, feature stories, Q&As, videos, patient profiles, dedicated posts on individual cancers, as well as views and opinions from leading physicians and investigators.
“We are especially excited that the blog amplifies our ability to engage directly with readers.”
—Kathy Lewis, Vice President of Public Affairs
Through our blog, you can interact with Memorial Sloan Kettering in multiple ways: by commenting on stories; sharing posts through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail; following the blog via RSS; and using the Twitter hashtag #OnCancer.
You can also search for the content that you’re most interested in by clicking on the keyword tags on each post, or exploring the tag cloud, which shows the range of topics we’ve covered.
A Commitment to Keeping Readers Informed
The blog launch comes six months after a complete redesign of our website. Though officially launched today, the blog contains posts backdated to the redesigned website launch in November 2011.
“On Cancer furthers our efforts to build a community among patients, staff, and members of the general public, and demonstrates our commitment to keeping people informed about the latest advances in cancer care, treatment, and research,” Ms. Lewis says.
We look forward to your feedback!