Morocco earthquake: mitigating the impact on patients with cancer

(Lancet Article – Published September 27 2023)

Authors: Khalid El Bairi, Ouissam Al Jarroudi, Said Afqir

(Reposted from

We urgently call upon the oncology community and cancer organisations worldwide to provide guidelines for managing patients with cancer during natural disasters in low-resource settings and standardise emergency preparedness and responses.7

These recommendations will ensure the management of long-term effects and the provision of efficient health-care services in disaster-prone and vulnerable environments while also maintaining essential community health care. Research on the management of cancer in patients facing displacement due to war and natural disasters remains an unexplored and unmet area.

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