Resilience and perseverance under siege: providing cancer care during the invasion of Ukraine

Elsevier, The Lancet Oncology, 2022, ISSN 1470-2045
Darya Kizub, Nelya Melnitchouk, Andriy Beznosenko, Galyna Shabat, Solomiia Semeniv, Leticia Nogueira, Patricia J Watson, Kim Berg, Edward J Trapido, Zelde Espinel, James M Shultz

As Ukraine battles to preserve its independence as a European democracy, pitted against Russia's formidable military assets, Ukrainian oncologists have acted selflessly and resiliently to safeguard their patients, maintain continuity of life-saving care, and connect migrating patients to cancer care in nearby countries. Ukrainian refugees are receiving coordinated high-quality cancer care through a global support network involving a coalition of more than 30 cancer societies and specialty oncology centres.