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The Role and Impact of Social Media in Cardio-oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

TitleThe Role and Impact of Social Media in Cardio-oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsKwan JM, Henry ML, Christophers B, Tamirisa K, Thamman R, Sadler D, Aggarwal NR, Cheng R, Parwani P, Dent S, Ismail-Khan R, Fradley MG, Brown S-A
JournalCurr Oncol Rep
Date Published2021 07 14

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To give an overview of the role of social media (SoMe) in cardio-oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RECENT FINDINGS: SoMe has been critical in fostering education, outreach, awareness, collaboration, dissemination of information, and advocacy in cardio-oncology. This has become increasingly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which SoMe has helped share best practices, community, and research focused on the impact of COVID-19 in cardiology and hematology/oncology, with cardio-oncology at the interface of these two subspecialty fields. A strength of SoMe is the ability to amplify a message in real-time, globally, with minimal investment of resources. This has been particularly beneficial for the emerging field of cardio-hematology/cardio-oncology, a field focused on the interplay of cancer and cardiovascular disease. SoMe field especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We illustrate how social media has supported innovation (including telemedicine), amplification of healthcare workers' voice, and illumination of pre-existing and continued health disparities within the field of cardio-oncology during the pandemic.

Alternate JournalCurr Oncol Rep
PubMed ID34259950
PubMed Central IDPMC8278372

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