EVERY CANCER PATIENT SHOULD RECEIVE APPROPRIATE CARE REGARDLESS OF any CRISIS  

 

ABOUT US

The Institute of Cancer and Crisis is an independent not-for-profit organization established with the support of the City of Smile Charitable Foundation in 2021 in Yerevan, Armenia. 

Mission Statement 

The mission of the  Institute of Cancer and Crisis is to raise awareness about the barriers to cancer prevention, cancer care, and diagnosis in crisis-affected settings and to explore and mitigate the impact of the crisis on cancer patients and cancer care during and after the crisis, through dedicated research and advocacy.

 

We aim to share experiences, build collaborative relationships with cancer centers and professionals from different disciplines concerned about this issue, and establish common strategies to ensure adequate cancer care during a crisis.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Yeva Margaryan
MD, MPH

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia

Chairman and Professor 

Department of the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology,

Yerevan State Medical University

Gevorg Tamamyan
PhD, DSc, MD

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Wendy Yared
DrPH, MPH

Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

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Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Associate Dean of Public Health Innovation

New York University

Ralph J. DiClemente
PhD

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Professor of Internal Medicine

Oncologist

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Gregory P. Kalemkerian
MD

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Stella Arakelyan
PhD, MD, MPH, MScIH

Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee 

 

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Emma Ghazaryan
MD, MPH

Program Officer/ Health System and Policy at WHO Country Office, Armenia

 

Hovhannes Vardevanyan
PhD, MD

Head of Diagnostic Imaging Department Radiologist

Armenian-American Wellness Center

 

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Christos Tsagkaris
MD

Clinical Resident at University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Department of Orthopedics

 

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Jemma Arakelyan
PhD (c), MD

Ph.D. student at the City University of Hong Kong

Medical Oncologist at

Hematology Center after Prof. R. H. Yeolyan

Professor at the Department of Oncology, Yerevan State Medical University

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Alisa Kamalyan
MSc

Clinical Psychologist

Head of Psychosocial Service

Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia

 

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Hera Artinian
MSc

Nurse Leader for Clinical Affairs at the American University of Beirut Medical Center

 

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Eleonora Varntoumian
BA

President of the European Health Parliament (7th edition)

Advisory Council member in Etterbeek, Brussels (2021-2023)

 

PROJECTS

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PUBLICATIONS

  1. Poghosyan H, Margaryan Y, Jeon S, Edelman E, Yu J. Association between social connectedness and stress or anxiety among older cancer survivors during the 2020–2021 winter surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022. doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2022.10.005

  2. Kamalyan, A., Margaryan, Y., Arakelyan, J., Safaryan, L., Tamamyan, G., & Arakelyan, S. (2022). Cancer and Armed Conflict: Crossing Realities. Journal Of Clinical Oncology. doi: 10.1200/jco.22.00663

  3. Margaryan, Y., Hambardzumyan, L., Aghabekyan, T., Kalemkerian, G., Danielyan, S., Muradyan, A., Tamamyan, G. & Arakelyan, S. 2022, 'The impact of COVID-19 and armed conflict on cancer care in Armenia: A cross-sectional study', Journal of Clinical Oncology, 40(16_suppl), pp. e18551-e18551. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2022.40.16_suppl.e18551

  4. Mired, D., Johnson, S. & Tamamyan, G. Publisher Correction: Cancer disparities in war-torn and post-war regions. Nat Rev Cancer 20, 412 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41568-020-0280-z