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Cancer and cancer related complications are emerging as major public health problems in developing countries like India. It is estimated that about 9 million new cancer cases are diagnosed every year and over 4.5 million people die from cancer each year in the world. In developed countries it is the second most common cause of death, and epidemiological evidence points to the emergence of a similar trend in developing countries. The estimated number of new cancers in India per year is about 700,000 and over 350,000 people dieof cancer each year. In 2010 alone 556,400 national cancer deaths in were reported. 395,400 cancer deaths occurred ...
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Cancer and cancer related complications are emerging as major public health problems in developing countries like India. It is estimated that about 9 million new cancer cases are diagnosed every year and over 4.5 million people die from cancer each year in the world. In developed countries it is the second most common cause of death, and epidemiological evidence points to the emergence of a similar trend in developing countries. The estimated number of new cancers in India per year is about 700,000 and over 350,000 people dieof cancer each year. In 2010 alone 556,400 national cancer deaths in were reported. 395,400 cancer deaths occurred ...
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Cancer and cancer related complications are emerging as major public health problems in developing countries like India. It is estimated that about 9 million new cancer cases are diagnosed every year and over 4.5 million people die from cancer each year in the world. In developed countries it is the second most common cause of death, and epidemiological evidence points to the emergence of a similar trend in developing countries. The estimated number of new cancers in India per year is about 700,000 and over 350,000 people dieof cancer each year. In 2010 alone 556,400 national cancer deaths in were reported. 395,400 cancer deaths occurred ...
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ASPHO Members: We need your help today to encourage the House of Representatives to fund the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program. This program was created in 2010 but has yet to be funded by Congress. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) is asking other members of the House to sign his letter to Congressional appropriators urging them to provide funding for this program. The letter requests an initial investment of $5 million to start the program. ...
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Two federal programs that are crucial to maintaining the pipeline of pediatric hematologists/oncologists need your support. Federal funding is essential to guarantee that children with blood disorders and cancer have access to the specialists they need. Take action today to inform your members of Congress about these important programs. Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program Legislation was passed in 2010 that could help reduce shortages of pediatric hematologists/oncologists and encourage them to practice in underserved areas. Unfortunately, this program has yet to be funded by Congress. The Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment program was ...
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Providing meaningful access to health services for children in the Medicaid program depends on appropriate payments for providers. Thanks in large part to recent pediatric advocacy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives us the tools to do just that. The ACA increases Medicaid payment rates. Qualifying pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists will be paid at least 100% of Medicare rates in 2013 and 2014 for certain evaluation and management codes and immunization administration. The increase took effect at the beginning of this year, January 1, 2013. Board-certified pediatric hematologists-oncologists automatically qualify for the payment increase. ...
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Congress and the President are currently negotiating to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of austere cuts and tax increases scheduled to go into effect at the beginning of 2013. As negotiations continue, we need Congress to hear your voice to ensure that policymakers do not balance the budget on the backs of children. Many federal programs important to children with childhood cancer and blood disorders may be in jeopardy. See the Take Action section below to read more about how to contact your members of Congress to tell them how budget cuts will affect pediatric hematologists/oncologists and the patients they care for. Background Congress ...
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ASPHO -AAP Advocacy Alliance

In past communications, I've discussed the new partnership between ASPHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Expanding ASPHO's advocacy capacity is a central goal of this partnership, and I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about the advocacy opportunities on the horizon. Advocacy Communications Under the guidance of the ASPHO's Advocacy Committee , you will soon begin to hear from us about public policy issues important to pediatric hematologists/oncologists and the children they treat. Each month from now until the ASPHO annual meeting in April, we will highlight one of the specific issues that together ...
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