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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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  • Rapid and significant advances in cancer care do not reach poor and rural populations
    • Cancer care is complex and involves multiple specialists and treatment protocols
    • Health care systems in rural areas are poorly designed and fragmented
  • The Midsouth population has significant unmet need in the area of cancer care
    • High cancer prevalence
    • Large minority population
    • Socio-economically disadvantaged

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