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Tweet this: how advocacy for breast and prostate cancers stacks up on social media

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Urology, May 2017
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72 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

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Title
Tweet this: how advocacy for breast and prostate cancers stacks up on social media
Published in
British Journal of Urology, May 2017
DOI 10.1111/bju.13908
Pubmed ID
Authors

Loeb, Stacy, Stork, Brian, Gold, Heather T., Stout, Natasha K., Makarov, Danil V., Weight, Christopher, Borgmann, Hendrik, Stacy Loeb, Brian Stork, Heather T. Gold, Natasha K. Stout, Danil V. Makarov, Christopher Weight, Hendrik Borgmann, Weight, Christopher J., Christopher J. Weight

Abstract

Despite the large burden of disease for both breast and prostate cancer, breast cancer receives substantially more federal funding and little is known about the extent to which advocacy in social media differs between them. We aimed to perform a comprehensive comparison of Twitter activity related to prostate and breast cancer over the past 5 years (1/11-1/16) using the Symplur Signals analytics platform. Overall there were 2,518,250 tweets from 800,833 users about breast cancer and 389,696 tweets from 106,507 users about prostate cancer over the 5-year period between 2012-2017 demonstrating a 7-fold higher activity for breast cancer. For both cancers, twitter activity grew steadily over time, but the estimated reach of tweets was 9-fold higher for breast cancer. The types of key influencers to the discussion differed between the two cancers, and by the hashtag used (#breastcancer or #bcsm, and #prostatecancer or #pcsm). The mean number of tweets during October breast cancer awareness month (166,896 tweets/month) was 16 times higher than the combined total of prostate cancer tweets during awareness months of September and November ("Movember") (10,159 tweets/month). Considering the potential utility of social media to increase cancer-related knowledge, public awareness and education, our findings suggest a role for greater advocacy on Twitter by the prostate cancer community. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 15%
Student > Master 2 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 15%
Researcher 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Other 3 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 46%
Psychology 2 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 8%
Other 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 March 2018.
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#283,406
of 11,747,817 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of Urology
#61
of 3,851 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,826
of 266,903 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Urology
#6
of 79 outputs
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