Help is available for cancer patients affected by hurricane

September 19, 2005

The National Cancer Institute said it is providing a number of resources to enable cancer care and research to continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The National Cancer Institute said it is providing a number of resources to enable cancer care and research to continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Physicians and patients may call toll-free numbers and visit web sites for referrals to support services and resources to help patients find a location where they can receive care. Call 800-422-6237 or visit www.cancer.gov/katrina.

Separately, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is compiling a list of radiation therapy facilities around the country who are willing and able to treat patients who have been evacuated from the area. The list is available at www.astro.org/katrina.htm.