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Support for Ukrainian Patients with Cancer and Caregivers

More than 179,000 newly diagnosed patients with cancer are among the Ukrainian people suffering from Russia's unprovoked aggression. Disruptions to cancer treatment pose a grave risk to their very survival. As a global organization, the American Cancer Society stands in solidarity with all Ukrainians.

The American Cancer Society provides support that includes in-language written resources, and a Volunteer Corps of Clinicians to offer guidance to people with cancer and their families in collaboration with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health.

Help for people with cancer & caregivers

Cancer information specialists are here to help those impacted by the war in Ukraine concerned about cancer.

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A crisis can greatly increase the challenges that patients with cancer and caregivers face. Figuring out how to get treatment, staying on medications, or locating medical records can become difficult or nearly impossible. We can provide information and work to connect you with someone who can answer your cancer questions during this difficult time.

Call or email us for information and we will work to connect you with someone who can answer your cancer questions. Find your local number below:

Ukraine – 380.80.050.3629
Poland – 48.800.32.11.389
Romania – 40.800.410.159
Hungary –
Slovakia – 421.8006.017.49
Moldova – 373.80.066.001

Resources for patients with cancer & their families

Use these resources to help you and the ones you love.

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For more helpful resources from around the world related to the crisis in Ukraine, please view our resource list which includes help for patients with cancer, refugee assistance, and much more.

Submit cancer support resources

Resource and idea-sharing is an invaluable way to support those in need and create greater impact. Submissions are encouraged from health care organizations, educational institutions, health departments/ministries, and other health-focused entities with an interest in cancer.

Please include the following:

  • your organization name
  • contact name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • organization website URL
  • description of your organization
  • how the organization benefits people impacted by cancer
  • what countries are served

Submission will be reviewed and you’ll be notified if selected for listing on this site. Please select the blue button below to email your ideas and resources.

Volunteer clinicians needed

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, we are creating a Clinician Volunteer Corps to work in tandem with American Cancer Society National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) team members to field inquiries from patients, family members, and clinicians in Eastern Europe. 

NCIC specialists will field calls and then transfer them to the Clinician Volunteer Corps representatives. The clinician volunteers will address the calls, representing their own expertise and not speaking on behalf of the American Cancer Society or the American Society of Clinical Oncology. If you are an oncologist or oncology nurse who speaks English and/or Central and Eastern European languages, please volunteer today.

Once your form is reviewed, we’ll be in touch with next steps. Thank you for considering this important opportunity to assist cancer patients during this extremely difficult time.

About NCIC
The NCIC fields hundreds of thousands of calls, chats, and social media inquiries from patients, family members, and clinical professionals annually. NCIC specialists answer questions related to cancer including prevention, treatment, and side effect management. They can also connect people with resources to help them navigate their cancer journey.


The American Cancer Society, Inc. takes its mission to improve lives seriously and therefore works to protect the resources entrusted to it by the public. The Society is governed by a single Board of Directors, which is made up of volunteers from the medical and lay communities. Our system of organizational governance ensures the input of appropriate experts on decision making and strategic oversight of comprehensive nationwide operations.

Help people with cancer during a crisis

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Crisis Response Fund aids people with cancer, caregivers and health care professionals during times of crisis.

We are building capacity across our National Cancer Information Center and Clinician Volunteer Corps to respond to crises involving populations of any background and origin, reflecting our long-term, equity-focused vision of a world where everyone has access to care. We are also creating and delivering quality resources, information, and support both domestically and internationally.

With your support, we can fulfill our commitment to this work – saving lives that otherwise might be lost to cancer, diminishing suffering, and reducing the global threat of the disease. Please give today.

We are committed to help

Dr Karen Knudsen, CEO, American Cancer Society

We are committed to leveraging our expertise and vast network to help Ukrainian patients with cancer and their families, as well as the Ukrainian oncology research and care community.

Dr. Karen Knudsen

CEO, American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is working with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health to share our wealth of cancer information so we can empower more patients, families, and caregivers to make informed decisions about their care.

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