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Global Coalition for Radiotherapy supports those affected by war in Ukraine

The Global Coalition for Radiotherapy stands in solidarity with cancer patients and our Ukrainian colleagues whose treatments have become radically interrupted due to the humanitarian crisis.

As Covid-19 has already kept cancer patients from getting the equitable treatment they need, being in a war zone will only further exacerbate the cancer care backlog and put these lives at greater risk.

 

The GCR supports the neighbouring countries who are making space to continue the much-needed treatment and care for these patients. We stand with the brave clinicians who are working tirelessly in Ukraine to meet the needs of their patients still within the country. Join the GCR Radiotherapy Task Force to support Ukraine.

RADIOTHERAPY TASK FORCE

The GCR established an Emergency Radiotherapy Task Force on 15 Mar 2022 by request of the World Health Organization (WHO) to support Ukraine cancer patients and colleagues. The global radiotherapy community has come together, including individuals, industry, and organisations, as well as Ukrainian and Eastern European physicians receiving refugees to support.

Watch our latest meeting on the GCR YouTube Channel.

Emergency Radiotherapy Data Request

The GCR is working to provide important data to the European Cancer Organisation, World Health Organisation Europe and other concerned parties, to help patients get the support they need.

Radiotherapy Equipment in Ukraine and Neighbouring Countries:

Country
RT Centers
MV Therapy
Light Ion Therapy
kV Therapy
Brachtherapy
Last Update
Ukraine
44
76
0
48
40
2022
Moldova
1
3
0
0
1
2021
Poland
46
168
2
0
25
2021
Hungary
13
42
0
4
14
2022
Romania
38
71
0
0
10
2022

"The war has to stop"

Professor Richard Sullivan, Cancer Conflict and Global Health Specialist, joins Sketch Notes On with Lucy Johnston.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left Europe facing the worst cancer crisis in a generation as tens of thousands of seriously ill patients seek refuge from the bombing.

Call for additional urgent information

Do you have additional details to support the GCR Radiotherapy Task Force data? Email us:

admin@globalradiotherapy.org

External beam radiotherapy in Ukraine

This map from Ukrainian Association of Medical Physicists shows all medical institutions in Ukraine, which are equipped with Co60-based gamma-therapeutic devices and medical linear accelerators. View map.

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