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New Research Paper Highlights Significance of CKD as a Public Health Problem 

The paper “Mortality and Resource Use Among Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease or Cancer in Alberta, Canada, 2004-2015” was published in JAMA Network Open on January 25. 

Read the paper here. 

The research for the paper was led by Marcello Tonelli, iNET-CKD, i3C, and ISN-ACT Networks member. Aiming to support chronic kidney disease (CKD) advocacy efforts, this cohort study compares the clinical consequences associated with severe CKD to those associated with cancer.  

The findings demonstrate that the risk of mortality and other outcomes for CKD are comparable to those for patients with non-metastatic cancer, highlighting the importance of CKD as a public health issue.  

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