Tweeting cancer

People and organisations are tweeting about cancer, but it is only rarely being used to recruit people for clinical trials, a pilot study suggests.

The US study examined a random 10% sample of 15,346 unique tweets containing the words “lung cancer”, tweeted over 16 days in January 2015.

Although 221 (17.5%) of the tweets were about clinical trials, only one of these tweets had a link to a

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