We will not hold a #BCSM Chat on Monday 3/30/15. Rather, we encourage you all to take part in an online event sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other organizations in conjunction with the broadcast of The Emperor of all Maladies.
From the CancerFilms.org website:
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence. The series also features the current status of cancer knowledge and treatment —the dawn of an era in which cancer may become a chronic or curable illness rather than its historic death sentence in some forms.
The National Cancer Institute and partner organizations will host a live tweeting event during the three nights of the documentary, using the hashtag #CancerFilm. In addition, they will host a chat on 4/2/15 on immunotherapy. More information can be found at the NCI Social Media page.