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Ukraine’s Cancer Patients Start to Go Home

A breast cancer cell is seen photographed by a scanning electron microscope.
A breast cancer cell is seen photographed by a scanning electron microscope.

Hello, it’s Naomi in Berlin and Maciej in Warsaw, which happen to be two major destinations for refugees from Russia’s war in Ukraine. Cancer patients were among those refugees, and now some are going home. But first... 

Ukraine is an international hub for clinical trials. So when Russia invaded Ukraine, the flood of refugees included patients from the many clinical trials conducted in the country. In Poland, the first stop for many of those refugees, doctors rushed to move patients to new trial centers and make sure their treatment wouldn’t be interrupted. But now, nearly five months later, the reverse is happening — some of those Ukrainian patients are starting to go home.