Mesothelioma Circle is proud to announce that we, along with our sponsor Kazan Law, have been honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform as one of the top two advocate information leaders within the active and critically important asbestos-mesothelioma community on Twitter. Mesothelioma Circle gathers, creates, and distributes a wide variety of mesothelioma cancer information through social media channels like Twitter with the goal to engage and inform victims and their families searching for answers.
Cited in the prestigious U.S. Chamber report “Trial Lawyer Marketing: Broadcast, Search, and Social Strategies”, Mesothelioma Circle and sponsor Kazan Law were recognized as leading advocates. Mesothelioma Circle was distinguished for advocacy work within the Social Media: Network Ties and Key Influencers category of the report which stated:
“They (Mesothelioma Circle) only post regarding mesothelioma, which makes them a prime information resource for patients and survivors and allows them to become embedded in organic conversations of a developed (asbestos-mesothelioma) network. . . and (Mesothelioma Circle) has the deepest penetration into the realm of medical doctors and the cancer research/treatment community. . .”
Mesothelioma Circle is more than a website that provides up-to-the-minute information for people with mesothelioma and their families; it also serves as a mesothelioma resource hub through its active social media presence. Through the Twitter account Meso Cancer Circle (@mesoCircle) and the Facebook page for Mesothelioma Circle, this blog connects mesothelioma patients directly with leading scientists and activists from around the globe.
On Twitter @mesoCircle, which has about 1,400 followers and follows another 1,350, is well connected with influencers in the mesothelioma community. The initiative of this very active Twitter feed (over 7,500 tweets and counting) is to spread the latest, most relevant news about mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment.
A Leading Mesothelioma Resource
Recent tweets from @mesoCircle have alerted followers to an important mesothelioma resource: the types of doctors who can diagnose your mesothelioma, why weight training is good for cancer patients, and dietary suggestions for people with mesothelioma.
The Twitter feed includes retweets from many influencers in the mesothelioma and asbestos community. These share everything from scientific information to action alerts about proposed laws to ban the use of asbestos.
Using hashtags including #mesothelioma, #cancer, #treatment, #asbestos and more, @mesoCircle ensures that social media users looking for a mesothelioma resource on social media can find the help they need. As the US Chamber of Commerce recognized, this Twitter feed puts all the latest information at your fingertips.
One of the ways the @mesoCircle Twitter feed has become a major force in the mesothelioma and asbestos communities is through its connections to top doctors in the field. Breaking new developments come from researchers such as Dean Fennell (@dean-fennell), Professor of Thoracic Medical Oncology at the CRUK Centre in Leicester, England, Australian doctor Bruce Robinson (@DrBruceRobinson), former Sloan Kettering physician Lee Krug (@KrugMD), and Nathan Pennell (@n8pennell), a thoracic oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic. By providing a channel for information from these cutting edge researchers to spread through social media, @mesoCircle is able to connect its followers with the medical professionals, each of whom is a valuable mesothelioma resource.
The Movement to Stamp Out Asbestos
Part of the mission of Mesothelioma Circle is to support efforts to eradicate asbestos from the built environment. On Twitter, @mesoCircle connects with activists who are working hard to ban asbestos in their local communities and worldwide.
Mavis Nye (@GrandmaMavis) is a mesothelioma patient based in England who is dedicated to passing a ban on asbestos in Europe. Keith Kelly (@CllrKeithKelly), also based in England, is an elected official who is committed to ending the use of asbestos in the United Kingdom and beyond.
Kathleen Ruff (@RightonCanada) is the founder of Right on Canada, a group that promotes human rights in Canadian politic. Right on Canada has made a ban on asbestos a key element of its platform.
The Chamber of Commerce report identified Linda Reinstein (@Linda_ADAO) as the biggest influencer in the large mesothelioma Twitter community. The widow of a mesothelioma patient and co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Reinstein is one of the most active users of social media in the mesothelioma and asbestos communities. With almost 12,000 followers, and following nearly as many, her Twitter feed reaches all corners of the asbestos world to connect patients and activists and serve as a mesothelioma resource. Through its connection with @Linda_ADAO, Mesothelioma Circle’s @mesoCircle Twitter feed reaches out through that network as well.
Laurie-Kazan Allen (@Ibasecretariat), the European half of the Kazan family, is the Coordinator of the award-winning International Ban Asbestos Secretariat and publisher/editor of the British Asbestos Newsletter. She is the leader and focal point of the ban asbestos campaign efforts in Europe as well as around the world. Kazan Allen intimately details the fight against the asbestos lobby, highlights new mesothelioma health updates, and monitors the political scene around the globe.
Mesothelioma Resource in the News
In addition to the key researchers and influencers that @mesoCircle brings together, cancer journalists are in the mix too. The Twitter feed includes news from Oncology Times, Cure Magazine, and Onc Live, which publishes videos as well as journals about cancer. The National Cancer Institute (@theNCI) is also part of the @mesoCircle social network, providing the latest information on government research about asbestos and mesothelioma.
Making the World Safer for Workers
The @mesoCircle community also includes a number of individuals and groups that try to improve worker safety and raise awareness about the health hazards of toxic asbestos. Some of these include CNM Training (@cnmtraining_uk), which trains workers in safe techniques for removing asbestos; Hilda Palmer (@HildaPalmer), the facilitator of Families Against Corporate Killers; and Dave Foy (@dfoy), the Health, Safety, Environmental Manager at Preston College in England who works closely with the asbestos ban community.
Asbestos Cancer Advocates
Another strong component of the @mesoCircle network on Twitter is the non-profit organizations dedicated to helping people with cancer and their families. The American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer) and Stand Up to Cancer (@su2c) support efforts to find ever better treatments for all types of cancer. And, although its founder, cancer survivor and former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong, has fallen from grace, his Live Strong Foundation (@LiveStrong) has continued to provide crucial support for cancer patients.
Mesothelioma Medical and Research Advocates
The International Mesothelioma Interest Group (@iMig_Meso), an independent international group of scientists and clinicians working to understand, cure and prevent mesothelioma, hosts one of the most prestigious and important mesothelioma resource conferences. iMig shares the latest information about mesothelioma during their biannual events. The next conference will be held in Birmingham, England, May 1-4, 2016.