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ECO-ASCO Special Network
on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Cancer
European Cancer Organisation

Following discussions with the WHO, EU Commission and the new ASCO-ECO Ukraine Steering Committee last week, the ECO Board has just decided to create a new Special Network on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Cancer, together with ASCO.

The Special Network is addressing a large number of challenges currently being faced by Ukrainian cancer patients and those treating and supporting them, including those that have been shared with ASCO and ECO already:

  • Lack of data/medical records
  • Language barriers
  • Access to information about treatment and support options in the patient's new country in relevant languages
  • Capacity issues within neighbouring countries
  • Lack of resources for cancer organisations within neighbouring countries
  • Need for connectivity to other European countries – for their capacity to support
  • Need for co-ordination to address medicine shortages
  • GDPR restrictions on patient information

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