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Latest op-ed from Past ASN President Sharon M. Moe

Read the latest op-ed by ASN Past President Sharon M.Moe: How To Cure Kidney Disease? Let’s Start by Restoring NIH Funding.

“It is clear that medical research in kidney care is imperative. However, investment in kidney research has stagnated. While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spends billions each year to care for patients with kidney disease — including $35 billion in care for dialysis — only $591 million of National Institutes of Health funding is dedicated to medical research for this disease at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The problem is not isolated to the kidney community. Over the past 10 years, funding for medical research in this country has plateaued and is now facing a significant decline.

Even as doctors and researchers work toward advances in treating kidney disease, it is projected to kill more than 90,000 Americans in 2014 alone — more than breast and prostate cancer combined…”

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