Support Ukrainian Cancer Centers during the war

Help Ukraine Group (HUG) is a team of oncology practitioners from USA, Australia, and Ukraine formed to support cancer centers in Ukraine during the war by providing medical supplies, hardware/software, virtual and in-person training, educational materials for cancer care providers to help them fight both evils: cancer and war

Why donate to Help Ukraine Group?

We support Ukrainian cancer centers with needed medical supplies, hardware and software. More on this here

We petition vendors for donations to radiation oncology centers to streamline the workflow and improve the care for cancer patients. More on this here

We find the training opportunities abroad for Ukrainian onco professionals of various specialties to elevate the level of cancer care in Ukraine to prevent the “killing twice effect”. More on this here

We create, translate, and advocate for access to the educational content for radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists: virtual lectures, bootcamps, textbooks, etc. More on this here

Who we are

We are a team of oncology practitioners from USA, Australia, and Ukraine formed to support cancer centers in Ukraine during the war:

  • Dr. Nataliya Kovalchuk – Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Radiation Oncology Department, Stanford, USA
  • Dr. Andriy Beznosenko – president of the Ukrainian Society of Medical Oncology, Medical Chief Officer at National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ruslan Zelinskyi – president of Ukrainian Association of Medical Physicists, Spizhenko Clinic, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Natalka Suchowerska – director of Vector Lab, Associate Professor at University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Nelya Melnitchouk – Assistant Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Surgery Department, founder of Global Medical Knowledge Alliance (GMKA), Boston, MA, USA
  • Dr. Yuliia Lozko, Radiation Oncologist, National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Viktor Iakovenko – Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Radiation Oncology Department, Dallas, USA
  • Dr. Serhii Brovchuk – Chief Radiation Therapy Physicist, Kyiv Regional Cancer Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Oleh Duda – Deputy Head of Surgery Department, Lviv Regional Cancer Center, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Andriy Hanych – Chair of Radiation Oncology Department, Mariupol Cancer Dispensary, Mariupol, Ukraine
  • Dr. Yuliia Severyn – Assistant Professor at Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine, Lisod Clinic, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Roman Kowalchuk – Radiation Oncology resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

How we act?

We collect requests for medical supplies from cancer centers in Ukraine and gather donations and apply for grants to fulfill the requests.

We petition radiation oncology vendors for software donation to streamline the workflows and improve radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients in Ukraine

We find observership oportunities for Ukrainian onco practitioners in USA, Australia, and Canada. We apply for grants to help pay for the travel and living expenses

We develop and translate educational content for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists to enhance the level of radiation oncology in Ukraine

We advocate for Ukraine by organizing sessions on situation in Ukraine at the professional conferences and publishing the manuscripts in oncology journals