COVID-19 and Cancer Resources

Considering rapidly changing medical information relating to COVID-19 and oncology, several organizations have developed resources available to the public.

American Cancer Society Support Resources

We’re here for you and your patients 24/7 – 1-800-227-2345 – Our trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up to date information to help patients make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, family members, and medical staff with valuable services and resources. Our Cancer Information Specialists can be contacted by phone (1-800-227-2345) or Live Chat – www.cancer.org/about-us/online-help/contact-us.html.

Indiana COVID-19 Response ECHO

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center at IUPUI uses Project ECHO to share knowledge and best practices across practices and communities. ECHO uses web-based Zoom videoconferencing to allow participants to get real-time answers to their questions.

Indiana COVID-19 Response ECHO sessions are Wednesdays from 8:00-9:15am ET. They will be hosted weekly for 6 weeks (and longer, if needed). 

The Indiana COVID-19 Response ECHO will feature public health and clinical leadership that will share perspectives and best practices for addressing COVID-19 in Indiana communities during the evolving pandemic. Curriculum topics for this program will include: Infection Control Practices, Expanding Telehealth Services, Screening and Protocols for Testing, and much more! All members of the healthcare team or individuals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in their community are welcome to join. 

For questions or more information, Please contact Andrea Janota, 317-274-3178 or email ajanota@iu.edu 

Other Resources 

Save the Date: ICC 2020 Annual Meeting

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring a pandemic of the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19. The ICC Annual Meeting in-person event is subject to the COVID-19 social gathering and safety guidelines established by ISDH and local authorities. More information about the Annual Meeting safety precautions to come. For any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Robertson at Mary@IndianaCancer.org

The ICC is excited to announce the 2020 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting – Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century. The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center located in Downtown Indianapolis.

Spots are filling up quickly so be sure to register now>>>

The ICC Annual Meeting is a unique event that brings together the diverse, broad spectrum of organizations and professionals needed to cause action and create meaningful change in cancer prevention and control. Attendees at this meeting have an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with a wide variety of experts from the Indiana cancer community.

The objective of this year’s annual meeting is to explore the evolution of cancer care and prevention throughout the state, specifically as it relates to legislative changes, HPV-related cancers, tobacco cessation, and more. Our goal is to stimulate discussion, collaboration, and strategic planning among statewide partners. Stakeholders will convene to address innovative practices as they relate to the full continuum of cancer prevention and care.

The ICC is honored to welcome Tamika Felder, Cancer survivor and award-winning women’s health advocate. Tamika is the Chief Visionary at Cervivor – a nonprofit dedicated to cervical cancer advocacy and support. Named a “Cancer Rebel” by Newsweek in a 2017 cover story, Tamika is a highly sought-after speaker on cervical cancer advocacy, cancer prevention, HPV education, and living life with purpose after cancer. She is the author of “Seriously, What Are You Waiting For? 13 Actions To Ignite Your Life & Achieve The Ultimate Comeback.” Tamika currently serves on the steering committee of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. She’s shared her story and experiences on Presidential Cancer Panels convened by the White House. An award-winning television producer, Tamika is currently filming a documentary about cervical cancer, the women living with it, and the vaccine to prevent it. Her story of patient-to-advocate / survivor-to-Cervivor inspires and mentors not only patients and medical communities, but anyone who has struggled with obstacles in their life. Learn more about Tamika’s work at Cervivor.org and TamikaFelder.com.

We are also thrilled to welcome Robert Winn, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. In this position, he oversees a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides outstanding cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new treatments for cancer and offers high-quality education, training and community outreach programs. In addition to directing the activities of Massey’s 205 research members – researchers and physicians from 38 departments in 3 colleges and 4 schools at VCU – he also manages a research laboratory at VCU. His current basic science research, which has been supported by multiple National Institutes of Health and Veterans Affairs Merit awards, focuses on the cellular pathways that drive the development and progression of lung cancer and the role of cell division arrest in lung cancer. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed academic journals. Winn is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities. He is a principal investigator on several community-based projects funded by the NIH and National Cancer Institute, including the All of Us Research Program, a NIH precision medicine initiative. He has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery and ensure equal access to cancer care. 

Registration for this event is free and lunch will be provided. Register here.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ and ANCC contact hours by Indiana University School of Medicine in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Nursing.