Chemotherapy Drug Shortage: What You Can Do

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) have taken a comprehensive approach to mitigating the chemotherapy shortages and exploring opportunities to prevent drug shortages from occurring in the future.

What You Can Do:

  1. Endorse the rapid communications regarding treatment options to preserve drug supply and alternative chemotherapy drug guidelines if standard-of-care drugs are not available.
  2. Join us for upcoming webinars and round tables aimed at providing education and support to the cancer community, and share information with your extended networks.
  3. Work together to meet with and inform legislators. We need legislation for incentives for manufacturers and enhanced supply chain resilience, and to empower the FDA with more options to address drugs shortages. We also must explore the economic relationships between manufacturers and buyers. Click here to send a pre-written letter to your Members of Congress urging them to take action to mitigate and prevent chemotherapy drug shortages.
  4. Promote our efforts, alongside the efforts of other cancer organizations like OCRA to amplify the message, conduct research on outcomes, and collaborate synergistically.
  5. Join the End Drug Shortages Alliance, which aims to enhance transparency, redundancy, quality, and production of medications to address supply shortages and improve patients’ access to vital drugs.