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Social Media as a Power Tool for Advocates

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The open exchange of ideas found in various social media platforms is brainstorming at its very best. Used wisely, it is a highly effective networking opportunity that extends around the globe and into the offices of those previously not accessible to most of us. Find the platforms that work for you. And then, just jump in!

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AnneMarie Ciccarella is a patient-advocate who is passionate about finding ways to facilitate collaboration among patients, clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders. Her participation in the peer review process including assistance in preparation of grant applications combined with her recent experience as a member of the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program has strengthened her resolve to see that collaboration isn't merely a buzzword but rather a call to action.


October 1, 2013