The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) have set up websites and telephone lines to help cancer patients who have lost their connection to an oncologist or a clinical trial due to the hurricane. ASCO also has a message board to help oncologists communicate with each other and with displaced patients.
Here are those resources:
+ [NCI Katrina Response Web Page](http://www.cancer.gov/katrina)
+ NCI Helpline for information or help finding an oncologist **1-800-4-CANCER**
+ [ASCO Urgent Update on Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts](http://www.asco.org/ac/1,1003,_12-002144-00_18-0041924-00_19-0041931-00_20-001,00.asp)
+ [Oncology practices able to take hurricane-displaced patients, by state](http://www.asco.org/ac/1,1003,_12-002144-00_18-0041946%20,00.asp)
If you are part of a clinical trial and cannot get to your regular oncologist, you can call 301-496-5725 from 8:30 to 5:00 Eastern time Mondays through Fridays. After hours or on weekends you call leave a message, and someone will return your call.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) have [eased regulations](http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1546) to meet the emergency.