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Cancer

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  1. Summary of resources and ongoing efforts to enable cancer care and research to continue in the aftermath of Katrina. Source: National Cancer Institute (NIC).

    Summary:
    • NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS)
      1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
      1-800-332-8615 TTY
      Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, EST
      in English or Spanish
      recorded information 24/7

    • CIS, working together with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has established the 1-800-4-CANCER number as an additional contact point for oncologists and cancer patients.

    • The NCI-ASCO collaboration provides displaced cancer patients with a cancer-specific resource to help them find a location where they can receive cancer-related care.

    • CIS information specialists can share with callers the ASCO-compiled list of oncology practices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas that are open and available to accept patients.

  2. Katrina Info. Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI).

  3. Coping With Cancer After Katrina FAQs from the American Cancer Society Exit Disclaimer

  4. American Society of Clinical Oncology's List of Oncology Practices, Cancer Centers, and Hospitals. Exit Disclaimer Patients and physicians can find listings in the city or area closest to where they are and call the numbers provided.

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