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In response to the emerging news from Ukraine, we are very concerned about the neuro-oncology community and the care of patients with brain tumors in that country. A joint statement follows.

March 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We are contacting you today on behalf of the following organizations:
  • European Association of Neuro‐Oncology (EANO)
  • Society for Neuro‐Oncology (SNO)
  • International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)
  • EURACAN, Domain 10 (the European Reference Network for Rare Adult Solid Tumours, Brain and CNS Tumour Subgroup)
  • ASNO (Asian Society for Neuro‐Oncology)
We write to express our deep regret and worry regarding the crisis in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all patients, their families/caregivers and healthcare professional colleagues in that country in these
terrible days.

The leadership teams of our societies are jointly evaluating which actions can be taken to provide remote support in relation to the care of people with brain tumors and to assist our professional
colleagues in connection with the provision of that care. We welcome any insights and feedback by those directly affected by the war in Ukraine and from those in the neighboring countries. You may
contact [email protected] or [email protected] and provide us with any information on what help is needed.

While our societies and organizations are not set up to provide direct medical supplies at this point, we do recommend our members to consider donations to internationally recognized and credible agencies, such as the following: We sincerely hope that this war comes to an end as soon as possible and we will continuously monitor and assess how our societies and organizations can provide help to the Ukrainian brain tumor community.

Matthias Preusser, Tracy Batchelor, Kathy Oliver, Enrico Franceschi, Ahmed Idbaih, and Ryo Nishikawa on behalf of EANO, SNO, IBTA, and EURACAN Domain 10, and ASNO.