ASCO Publishes Resources for Cancer Care Providers and Patients Affected by Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey throughout the state of Texas, which has resulted in more than 30,000 people being displaced from their homes, ASCO has published a list of resources and information for oncology providers and patients with cancer affected by the storm. The information also includes resources for providers and patients in Louisiana.

Resources for Physicians

For practice inquiries, please e-mail or call Julia Tomkins at 571-483-1651 or Allison Hirschorn at 571-483-1653.

Additional resources may be found here:

Resources for Patients

The NCI Contact Center can help with disaster preparation, updates, and finding care, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern standard time.

CancerCare, which provides free professional support services to help patients and caregivers manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer, can provide information about local and regional resources to help address the needs that have arisen as a result of Hurricane Harvey's impact.

  • 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

Cancer.Net has helpful information for patients, including:

Lending a Hand

The following physicians and practices are available to see patients affected by the storm:


  • Genevieve Maronge, MD, at Mary Bird Perkins at TGMC. Houma, Louisiana; 985-857-8093
  • Molly Boyd Thomas, MD, at Cancer Center of Acadiana. Lafayette, Louisiana; 337-289-8400
  • Rajasree Pia Chouwdry, MD, at LSU Health Science Center University Medical Center. New Orleans, Lousiana; 504-702-3000
  • Mindie Kavanaugh, MD, at LSU Shreveport/University Health Hospital. Shreveport, Louisiana; 318-813-1250. Can take stem cell transplant patients.


  • Texas Oncology. Multiple locations throughout Texas. 888-864-4226
  • Allison Albright Gorrebeeck, MD, at Austin Cancer Center. Austin, Texas; 512-505-5500
  • Raven Cooksey, MD, at Dell Children's Medical Center. Austin, Texas; 512-628-1900. Pediatric oncology.
  • Jeff Yorio, MD, at Texas Oncology-Austin Central. Austin, Texas; 512-427-9400
  • Erin Fleener, MD, at Cancer Clinic. Bryan, Texas; 979-776-2000
  • Lanan Wilfong, MD, at Texas Oncology-Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas. Dallas, Texas; 214-739-4175
  • Neelema Pinnapureddy, MD, at Cancer Institute of Dallas. Duncanville, Texas; 469-800-9300
  • Neelema Pinnapureddy, MD, at Sammons Cancer Center. Waxahachie, Texas; 469-800-9300
  • TJ Patel, MD, at Kelsey-Seybold Houston Medical Center Infusion Center. Houston, Texas; 713-442-1081. Open and functional as of August 30
  • Shiela Haffar, MD, at Texas Oncology-Mesquite. Mesquite, Texas; 972-686-6411
  • Shiela Haffar, MD, at Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists-Rockwall. Rockwall, Texas; 972-686-6411
  • Christal Murray, MD, and Meaghan Khan, MD, at Baylor Scott and White. Round Rock, Texas; 512-509-4595
  • Emmalind Aponte, MD, at Texas Oncology-San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas; 210-595-5300


  • Suzanne Cole, MD, at Mercy Hospital. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 405-751-4343
  • Irim Yasin, MD, at Integris Cancer Institute. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 405-773-6400


  • Lynn Cleveland, MD, at Genesis Cancer Center. Hot Springs, Arkansas; 501-623-2731

This list does not constitute the recommendation or endorsement of ASCO. ASCO is posting this information with the practices’ permission as a convenience only. All prospective patients should use their independent judgment when selecting a health-care provider.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to be added to the list of practices available to see patients impacted by the hurricane or believe you have been included on the list in error, please e-mail ASCO Corporate Communications at

The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.




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