ASCO Assembles Hurricane Florence Relief Resources for Physicians and Patients
ASCO is committed to supporting cancer care providers and patients affected by natural disasters with resources and information. Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, the society has assembled a list of resources to aid cancer patients and care providers in the states and regions affected, including resources provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), emergency contact information, and information on state societies.
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. They can be reached at: 1-800-4-CANCER (after business hours, recorded information is available).
CancerCare, which provides free professional support services to help patients and caregivers manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer, can provide information about local and regional resources to help address the needs that arise as a result of a hurricane's impact. They can be reached at: 1-800-813-HOPE.
For more information, and to identify physicians and practices that have made themselves available to see patients with cancer affected by the storm, view ASCO’s disaster resources page.
For practice inquiries, please email email@example.com, or call Julia Tomkins (571-483-1651) or Allison Hirschorn (571-483-1653).