ASCO is committed to supporting cancer care providers and patients affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria with resources and information.

Resources for Care Providers

For practice inquiries, please email or call Julia Tomkins (571-483-1651) or Allison Hirschorn (571-483-1653).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hurricane Information page includes resources related to:

  • Emergency declarations
  • Waivers temporarily modifying Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and HIPAA requirements for CMS beneficiaries impacted by emergencies
  • Guidance for providers, facilities, and plan sponsors

Additional Resources:

Resources for Patients

The NCI Contact Center can help with disaster preparation, updates, and finding care, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern time.

CancerCare provides free professional support services to help patients and caregivers manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer, and can provide information about local and regional resources to help address needs that arise as a result of a hurricane's impact.

  • 1-800-813-HOPE

Cancer.Net has helpful information for patients:

Information is also available in Spanish:

How You Can Help

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) has established a Hurricane Relief Fund dedicated to help people with cancer who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and are in need of critical support services. Charitable gifts to the CCF Hurricane Relief Fund are tax-deductible – and 100% of the donations will be disbursed by CCF through a partnership with CancerCare® to help affected cancer patients. Donate now.

If you’d like to be added to our list of practices available to see patients impacted by storms, or believe you have been included on the list in error, please email us.