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Ovarian Cancer Research Advocate, #gyncsm Twitter Cancer Community Founder, Author

Hightstown, NJ


I was trained to be a cancer research advocate through the Research Advocacy Network. I use various forms of social media from blogging, to Facebook, to Twitter to Instagram to share information about ovarian cancer and related research. I share my story with the disease as well as explain research to other women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and their caregivers.
I have run workshops on advocacy, understanding cancer research and building community in 140 characters.

As a member of ASCO, I have served on two clinical guideline panels, one on neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer and one on antiemetics.

AVAILABILITY: less than 10 hours/week

Industry Experience
Consumer Products Education Healthcare - Advocacy Other
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Online Moderation Peer Support Product Development Social Media
Health Perspective
Patient Advocate
Health Conditions
Cancer Ovarian Cancer
Computer Science Teacher at St Joseph High School

Taught Algebra, Geometry, AP Computer Science and Computer Science-Java.

Assistant Director the Douglass Project at Douglass College

Planned, implemented, and evaluated the Douglass Project pre-college and first year programs for women in math, science and engineering

Half-time Lecturer / Coordinator Undergraduate Packaging Engineering Program at Rutgers School of Engineering

Developed Applied Science in Engineering, Packaging Option curriculum. Taught three undergraduate courses. Developed grant proposals for program support.

Research Chemical Engineer at , Colgate Palmolive

Directed technical support of Colgate’s oral product packaging. Improved laundry detergent production. Awarded two US patents.

Co-founder , Co-moderator at #gyncsm ( gyn cancer social media) Community
September 2013 – Present

Founded in 2013 this Twitter community is for those impacted by gynecologic cancer - patients, caregivers, health care providers, advocates and organizations.
Monthly chats on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9pm ET.

June 2008 – Present

Presented the following workshops to CSC
Advocacy 101- 2008,
Reading between the Lines - 2011,
Survivor to Survivor: Understanding Cancer Research - 2012
Getting Support in 140 Characters - 2016

Board Member , ( Social Media, Grant Reviewer, Scientific Advisory Committee liaison) at Volunteer, Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation
January 2008 – Present

Developed the Grant Request for Proposal
Reviewer for Ovarian Cancer Grants
Since 1/ 2016 Social Media ( website, twitter, facebook)

Patient Representative at Volunteer, ASCO Clinical Guidelines
March 2015 – Present

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed, Advanced Ovarian Cancer: SGO and ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline
Patient Representative 2015-2016
Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 8, 2016

ASCO Antiemetic Guideline Update
Patient Representative 2016 - present

August 2015 – Present

Dee co-authored this book With Dr Don S Dizon. The book offers women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their caregivers practical answers to questions about treatment options, side-effects, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and more.

October 2015 – Present

Along with Alicia Staley, presented on the how to build cancer communities on Twitter.

Bachelors, Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers School of Engineering
New Brunswick , NJ, United States

Masters, Material Science
Rutgers Graduate School
New Brunswick, NJ, United States

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