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
- Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
- Florida State Medical Society
- Louisiana Oncology Society
- Louisiana State Medical Society
- Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology
- Texas Society of Clinical Oncology
- Texas Medical Association
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.
- 1-800-4-CANCER - After business hours, recorded information is available
- Online LiveHelp® chat
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.
Cancer.Net has helpful information for patients:
- After a Hurricane: 6 Things People with Cancer Should Know
- ASCO and NCI Patient Information Wallet Card
- What Should I Do During an Emergency or Natural Disaster?
- Top Food Safety Tips for Severe Weather
Information is also available in Spanish:
- ¿Qué debo hacer durante o después de una emergencia o catástrofe natural?
- Consejos principales sobre seguridad de los alimentos en caso de inclemencias climáticas
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.