Feb 08, 2023
ASCO is closely monitoring the situation in Turkey and Syria as a dire humanitarian crisis unfolds in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck the region on Monday, February 6. We stand in solidarity with our members and colleagues as well as their patients whose lives have been tragically impacted by this natural disaster. ASCO is calling on the global cancer community to come together in support of both the patients whose lives have been impacted as well as the healthcare professionals selflessly providing assistance during this most difficult time.
At this time, we urge our members and the broader cancer community to lend their support and expertise to organizations working on the ground to provide relief. We are also reaching out to our Turkish and Syrian members to seek information on how ASCO can best provide help and support as the global response to provide humanitarian aid gears up over the coming days and weeks.