Social Media and the UCSF Cancer Community

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has the following official social media accounts.

Twitter seems to be the most common social platform for our physician-scientists, clinical faculty, lab researchers, and staff.

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Our UCSF Cancer Community is Social

We have a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, administrators, students and trainees, and staff, many of whom use social media for professional and personal benefit.

UCSFCancer twitter list

Click above to see who at UCSF Cancer is on Twitter

"For about 15 minutes a day on Twitter, I’m plugged in to the most stimulating and innovative minds on so many topics, from science to policy to advocacy. All delivered in real time, not months or years later..."

Getting Started

For Individuals Looking to Start or Improve a Social Media Account

Start here with social media policies. Don't skip this step, it can help you consider what you hope to achieve with a new account. 

How to Get Started on Twitter

Get the Lay of the Land First

  1. View what UCSFCancer Tweets
  2. See what Healthcare Hashtags are used
  3. Read what peers have to say

Training and Best Practices

Thinking about Twitter for Academics

UCSF Twitter

Power tweeters Atul Butte and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo offered their hows and whys of using Twitter at this 2019 presentation for UCSF faculty.

Watch the recording of the event: 

Slideshare Presentation Links:

Are you attending a conference and want to follow the conversation on Twitter?

7 Top Tips for live-tweeting conferences
  • Find the conference hashtag with Symplur or Google to see who is already tweeting. For example: #AACR22
  • Know how to participate
    • Common etiquette includes following a presenterʻs stated request on tweeting about data, images, or videos
  • Follow the conference hashtag (#AACR22)  to see what conversations are taking place
  • Include the hashtag in your tweet (and don't forget to add @UCSFCancer so we know to retweet you!)

Anatomy of a Conference Tweet

Anatomy of a tweet with best practices. First be sure to use the official conference hashtag, thentag the home institutions, then add alt-text for any images, be sure to tag your colleagues who are on Twitter, and