The OJC Meets Matthew Katz and Andrew Parsonson: Oncology Ontology and Twitter Hashtags

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The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by, is proud to present the latest episode in our ‘The OJC Meets…’ series.

Today’s special episode is a tweetutorial dedicated to oncology ontology and Twitter hashtags. Eva Segelov and Craig Underhill meet Matthew Katz and Andrew Parsonson.

How did this episode come about?

Andrew tweeted asking for advice on cancer tag ontology – Matthew Katz recently published a paper on organizing online health content. With the power of Twitter and the OJC we’ve brought them together to chat.

So if you have a question for us please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll do our best to answer or find the person best placed to answer.

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We hope you enjoy listening… drop us a line on Twitter with any comments @oncologynewsaus

This Week’s Paper:

Katz MS, et al. Organizing Online Health Content: Developing Hashtag Collections for Healthier Internet-Based People and Communities. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Jun;3:1-10. doi: 10.1200/CCI.18.00124. PMID: 31251658. Access online here.

This Week’s Team:

Professor Eva Segelov

Eva Segelov

Professor Eva Segelov is a Medical Oncologist and is Director of Oncology at Monash University and Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, previously Senior Medical Oncologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

Eva has an interest in academic clinical trials in GI and breast cancer and has been a member of the AGITG since 2003. She has clinical trials expertise, links with national and international trials groups, and extensive experience with adult medical education.

You can find Eva on Twitter here: @profevasegelov

Dr Craig Underhill

Craig Underhill

Dr Craig Underhill completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1987 at Melbourne University. He completed medical oncology training in Melbourne and worked as the Senior Clinical Research Registrar at Guy’s Hospital, London.

In 1998 arrived in Albury-Wodonga and established a medical oncology practice and clinical trials unit which has developed expertise and infrastructure to ensure the initiation of high quality trials. The research Unit lead by Dr Underhill has twice been awarded NSW Premier’s Award for Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials, the inaugural award in 2009 and then again in 2012.

Dr Underhill chaired a working party that was instrumental in securing $65 million in federal funding for The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre which opened in September 2016.

Dr Underhill is the VCCC Regional Oncology Lead and advocates for the increased access to clinical trials for regional Victorians and leads the VCCC teletrials program.

You can find Craig on Twitter here: @CraigUnderhill 

Dr Matthew Katz M.D.

Matthew Katz

Matthew S. Katz, MD, is the former medical director of radiation oncology at Lowell General Hospital and a partner in Radiation Oncology Associates, PA. He is former chair of the Communications Committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and External Advisory Board member for Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. He currently serves on ASCO’s Social Media Working Group, ASTRO’s Education Committee, and Massachusetts Medical Society’s Communications Committee, and is Chair-Elect of ASCO’s Taxonomy Committee. His areas of primary interest are patient education and health empowerment.

You can find Matt on Twitter here: @subatomicdoc and check out his website:

Dr Andrew Parsonson

Andrew Parsonson

Dr Andrew Parsonson is an early career medical oncologist and is currently a research fellow at Nepean Cancer Care Centre in Sydney, Australia. He was the inaugural advanced trainee representative on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) council and is now a committee member of the Young Oncologists Group of Australia (YOGA). He has recently completed a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney and his current research interests include the integration of digital health into cancer care and clinical trials beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find Andrew on Twitter here: @AOParsonson

Rachael Babin

Rachael Babin is Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter, Publisher of Oncology News, Host of The Oncology Podcast and Producer of The Oncology Journal Club. For regular oncology updates for healthcare professionals, please subscribe to The Oncology Newsletter here – its free!

With thanks to Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill, Matthew Katz, Andrew Parsonson and Graham Knowles.

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The ONA Editor curates oncology news, views and reviews from Australia and around the world for our readers. In aggregated content, original sources will be acknowledged in the article footer.

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