The #BCSM Community

Patient Leader

The Breast Cancer Social Media (BCSM) community began with a simple question – could the power of social media be utilized to unite, educate, and empower those affected by breast cancer? Breast cancer survivors Jody Schoger and Alicia Staley met on Twitter. While there were many conversations regarding various aspects of healthcare, they noted that there were no organized conversations being held for those affected by breast cancer. On July 4th, 2011, they held the first #BCSM tweet chat, with the goal of providing evidence-based education and support for anyone affected by breast cancer. Dr. Deanna Attai, a breast surgeon, later joined as a chat co-moderator. Jody passed away in May.

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Best in Show: Twitter


Lifetime Achievement


Best in Show: Community

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Community or Forum Health Activist Hero

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Twitter
The #BCSM Community

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