NCI Reaches Facebook MilestoneNCI’s Facebook page topped 15,000 “likes” this week. Launched in 2010, the platform provides a way for users to interact with NCI, keep up to date with institute activities, and to share their own perspectives. The page includes questions and discussions initiated by group members, as well as links to NCI resources and cancer news.
“We consider this a significant milestone,” said Deb Pearson, community manager for NCI’s Facebook page who also helps oversee NCI’s Cancer Information Service. “It’s a great platform for people to request and share information, and it also informs us about the needs and stories of those in the cancer community. For a growing number of people, social media channels are how they choose to reach out. We are happy that we can accommodate them.”