OncLive Launches Online Community for Oncology Professionals

This month, OncLive® officially launched the OncLive® Community, a social network designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in the field of oncology.

This month, OncLive® officially launched the OncLive® Community, a social network designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in the field of oncology. This special forum will serve as an exclusive outlet for experts to collaborate, network, and debate key topics and issues within the cancer space.

“The OncLive® Community provides a new and easy avenue for communication for the global oncology community,” said Michael J. Hennessy, Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates (MJH), Inc., the parent company of OncLive®. “We are excited to have launched this platform, and we believe the open forum for communication will help improve patient care for all who participate.”

The verified forum, developed when MJH partnered with Medstro®, a leading software as a service platform for online communities and online contests—known as challenges—which will serve as a social channel exclusive to oncology healthcare professionals. Members of the global network will range from community, academic, and clinical oncologists, to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, and allied health professionals. This new resource will allow professionals to communicate with one another in real-time in an effort to ultimately improve cancer care.

On the forum, members are encouraged to share and debate their thoughts and real-world experiences, all while building their own social network. In order to keep up with the rapidly changing landscapes across tumor types, oncologists must not only stay informed of the latest data presented in the field, but also how such data are being applied in the real-world setting. With the help of the network, they can discuss key care challenges with their colleagues and contribute to meaningful, eye-opening discussions.

“Oncology professionals can make a huge difference in the lives of patients by working together and sharing their various experiences,” said Robert Goldsmith, vice president of OncLive®. “This community gives them the opportunity to learn from one another and improve patient outcomes.”

The first discussion topic that has gone live on the platform is focused on expanding on recent successes seen in advanced ovarian cancer and will feature insights from some of the panelists from a recent OncLive® Peer Exchange® on Shifting Paradigms in Ovarian Cancer. Panelists of this series includes Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS, of the University of Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine; Kathleen N. Moore, MD, of Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma; Elena S. Ratner, MD, of Yale University School of Medicine; and Brian M. Slomovitz, MD, of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System.

“The community allows us to best share information on the latest treatment options based on the most recent studies,” Slomovitz told OncLive®. “This improved information sharing platform will help all of our patients.”

Join the community, and begin participating in discussions by visiting https://community.onclive.com/pages/home.