#TNBCchat: Talking Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
During our free Twitter chat on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day, various panelists helped you:
- learn more about triple-negative breast cancer, including the latest news and research
- understand treatment options available for triple-negative disease
- discover practical changes you can make to your lifestyle and eating habits to potentially reduce your risk of recurrence
About Our Panelists
Jeanette Caligiuri is a certified mastectomy fitter and co-founder of Faith & Hope Boutique. Jeanette was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2005. She later found out she tested positive for the BRCA1 gene. Jeanette also serves as a volunteer for the LBBC Breast Cancer Helpline and an advocate for the Young Survival Coalition. Follow Jeanette and Faith & Hope Boutique on Twitter at @FandHBoutique.
Hayley Dinerman is the executive director and immediate past board chair of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2006 following a close friend’s diagnosis with TNBC. Hayley has a B.A. from Brandeis University and a J.D. from NYU School of Law. Follow Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation on Twitter at @TNBCFoundation.
Lori Flowers is the co-founder & CEO of Triple Step Toward the Cure. After losing her sister and only sibling to triple-negative breast cancer in 2009, Lori vowed to use this personal experience along with her professional background in social justice and health advocacy to help raise awareness about triple-negative disease and provide support to women who are living with this disease. Follow Triple Step Toward the Cure on Twitter at @TripleStep4Cure.
Julie R. Gralow, MD, is the Jill Bennett Professor of Breast Cancer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, director of breast medical oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and a member of the clinical research division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is also a professor in the department of global health in the University of Washington's schools of medicine and public health. Follow Dr. Gralow on Twitter at @jrgralow.
Janine E. Guglielmino, MA, is director, programs and strategic initiatives at Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Janine oversees LBBC’s programs, services, publications, evaluation and research, including an ongoing needs assessment of women with triple-negative and other subtypes of breast cancer. Follow LBBC on Twitter at @LivingBeyondBC.
Roxanne Martinez is a social media marketing professional and 3-year triple-negative breast cancer survivor who had the disease while pregnant. Now cancer-free, Roxanne serves as a breast cancer patient advocate and TNBC Day Champion. She hopes to educate others about the disease and help those affected by it as they navigate through their journey. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with her family. Follow Roxanne on Twitter at @teamr0xy.
About Our Twitter Chat
The first 40 minutes of the chat will consist of our panelists tweeting responses to commonly asked questions about TNBC. The remainder of the chat will be a question-and-answer segment in which you may ask our panelists questions you have about triple-negative breast cancer. We will post a transcript of the chat the following day.
Sign up to receive a reminder about our Twitter chat!
A Twitter chat, also known as a tweet chat, is an online conversation in which moderators and participants use the popular social media platform Twitter to discuss a topic using a hashtag (#) that threads the conversation. The hashtag for our Twitter chat is #TNBCchat.
After you sign up for a free Twitter account*,you can either
- go to the top right-hand corner to the search bar on Twitter and enter “#TNBCchat”
- go to LBBC’s Twitter page on March 3 and click the hyperlinked #TNBCchat to view the chat’s thread in real time
- use one of the following free Twitter chat applications to view and participate
*If you do not wish to sign up for a Twitter account, you can still watch the Twitter chat by going to LBBC’s Twitter page or looking at the #TNBCchat thread.
If you are new to tweeting and Twitter chats, you may want to simply observe our program. However, we encourage you to participate and engage in our chat and with our panelists. Here are some tips for participating:
- Be as brief as possible when you tweet. We suggest this because Twitter has a 142-character limit. Use abbreviations and if you include URLs in your messaging, use a free tool like tinyURL, which shortens lengthy URLs to preserve your character count.
- Try to keep your tweets and retweet (RT), Twitter’s function or style of resharing another user’s tweet, to a minimum for the first 40 minutes. This will allow more people to participate, as well as make it easier for audience members to follow the chat. Feel free to RT or “favorite” tweets you like; it may attract more people to the conversation.
- Please be patient with us and our panelists. We may not be able to get to your questions right away during the first part of the program. We will do our best to respond and will make every effort to get your questions answered during the audience Q&A.
- During the audience Q&A, tweet us your questions. We will “quote” your tweet or RT it for our panelists to respond. If you are uncomfortable asking your Twitter question or do not wish to be retweeted, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “#TNBCchat question.”
- If you get confused or lose your place in the Twitter chat, go to LBBC’s Twitter page. This may make it easier to follow the thread, especially if you are not using a Twitter chat application.
Here are additional online resources for participating in Twitter chats: