August 20, 2021 • 1 Min

PancChat Featured in a Journal Article

Dr. Niraj Gusani and the PancChat hashtag

The August 2021 edition of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons features the PancChat in an article on using social media in medicine, co-authored by Dr. Niraj Gusani, one of the chat co-hosts.

What are the advantages of social media for oncology surgeons? In “Tips and strategies to maximize the use and impact of social media” the authors discuss the many benefits.

Lastly, #PancChat is a monthly tweet chat about pancreatic cancer that is co-moderated by Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS, FACS, another coauthor of this article. The goal of these chats is to raise awareness and foster dialogue on issues important to patients, such as early detection, diagnosis, and treatment; the latest research; advocacy; and other issues. In 2020–2021, the monthly #PancChat twitter chats have resulted in an average of 3.9 million impressions, 750 tweets, and more than 100 participants for each session.

Read the entire article to learn more about how social media is being used in cancer medicine.