Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Digital intelligence blog

Pharma insight on digital marketing, social media, mobile apps, online video, websites and interactive healthcare tools

AZ launches breast cancer video portal

Pharma company partners with oncology publisher for new HCP resource

AstraZeneca AZ breast cancer video portalAstraZeneca (AZ) has partnered with US oncology publishers Oncology Specialty Group to launch a new video portal for US healthcare professionals interested in breast cancer.

The Bridging the Gap portal is hosted within Oncology Specialty Group's OncLive.com website and features a series of testimonials from patients with metastatic breast cancer.

The aim of AZ's 'webisodes' is “help physicians and other healthcare professionals bridge the gap that may exist between them and their patients so that patients get the information they need”, the site explains.

The videos feature women talking about how healthcare professionals can best communicate with other patients like themselves, from developing a rapport to delivering the diagnosis to communicating between visits.

“From receiving a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer to working as a team with oncologists, the women provide perspective on how key conversations have played a role in their own treatment journey,” AZ's global PR director Michele Meixell explained.

However, the company may be missing a trick, perhaps driven by regulatory caution, by not following the footsteps of rivals like Roche and Novartis in collecting its patient stories into a dedicated YouTube playlist.

Nevertheless, AZ's partnership with Oncology Specialty Group should give it a more targeted focus to its online video marketing effort.

2nd September 2013

From: Marketing, Healthcare

Share

Tags

PMEA Awards 2020

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Mind+Matter

We are Mind ‘PLUS’ Matter. The ‘plus’ is important to us because we are all about offering more for our...

Latest intelligence

Oh no… not more training
Paul Hutchings, founder of fox&cat, discusses ways to help your team manage pressure in a more human, pressure-centric and engaging way...
InSite Events™ National Pharma Meeting: A Customer Story
How our client leveraged Impetus Digital’s white-glove service, 360° coverage and care, and award-winning InSite Events™ platform to successfully transfer their annual national meeting online....
Fear or encouragement, which is best to drive behaviour change?
The communications industry depends on fear of the perceived loss of something, in order to create the hope found in a product benefit. But, if if left too long unchecked,...

Infographics