So you’re saying there’s a cure?

Communication is hard.  It's especially hard when receiving difficult information. Turns out cancer patient care is no different. An eye-opening 2012 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, "Patients' Expectations about Effects of Chemotherapy for Advanced Cancer," studied 1193 patients with newly diagnosed metastatic lung cancer or colorectal cancer to understand their … Continue reading So you’re saying there’s a cure?

Fund NIH: Activism through Social Media

One of the great privileges of my work is that I have the opportunity to sit and listen first hand to many brilliant physicians, researchers, and scientists as they share their stories, their work, and their passion for fighting cancer and finding new ways to outsmart this terrible disease. Recent advancements in cancer research such … Continue reading Fund NIH: Activism through Social Media

Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting 2017

Hello from PUGTATO HQ! I can't wait to update on what's been cooking here. As you know, it's been some time since my last post- it's been a whirlwind of really exciting developments for me personally and professionally. Updates on that, soon. Today I wanted to be sure to get a post out for all … Continue reading Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting 2017

Protecting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

pediatric brain tumor research

The Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program has been an integral facilitator and supporter of cancer research since fiscal year 2009. This program facilitates high impact, innovative research to fund unmet needs in cancer research. Funding is granted only for initiatives that directly address the topics set forth by Congress.  In Fiscal Year 2016, … Continue reading Protecting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Social Media Day 2016

Did you know there is a day dedicated to celebrating Social Media's impact on communication and global connection?  Social Media Day, June 30th, is a concept developed seven years ago by Mashable. The goal of the day is to engage, inspire and fuel connections among people who are passionate about Social Media. Today there are … Continue reading Social Media Day 2016

Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy

Head to the Hill Brain Tumor Advocacy

Together voices are stronger.  Together communities make change.  This past May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month I had the great privilege to participate in the National Brain Tumor Society's Head to the Hill Event.  Head to the Hill is a powerful advocacy event held yearly in Washington, D.C.  During the two day event, 304 advocates … Continue reading Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy

Managing Online Physician Reviews

Managing online physician reviews healthcare social media strategy

You know you've been there.  You want to find a new doctor or you've already selected a new doctor and you are seeing them for the first time. What do you do?  You Google! Before we go any further, let me first suggest that you become a discerning Googler when it comes to healthcare. Many … Continue reading Managing Online Physician Reviews

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

brain tumor awareness month

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, and maybe even if this is your first time stopping by PUGTATO, you know I’m passionate about the mission behind oncology.  There is still so much to learn about cancer.  Every cancer is different, and the era of personalized … Continue reading Brain Tumor Awareness Month