Read ASPHO’s positions on various issues as approved by our Board of Trustees and intended to raise awareness and express the views of the Society.
ASPHO’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.
ASPHO is committed to the integrity of the physician-patient relationship and providing care guided by equitable and evidence-based clinical medicine. The recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization undermines these principles and puts patients of childbearing age with cancers and blood disorders at greater risk by limiting the ability of our constituents to provide medically appropriate, patient-centered, and high-quality health care, including the right to a safe abortion. This decision also expands health inequities by limiting access to the healthcare system, especially for individuals and families who are already underserved.
ASPHO’s mission is to support and empower the pediatric hematology and oncology medical and scientific community and values compassion and health equity. Therefore, we will continue to advocate for the practice of evidence-based care and the protection of the physician-patient relationship.
ASPHO Condemns Racism, Supports Equity in Care for All
As the nation confronts racism and a pandemic exposing staggering socioeconomic disparities, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) affirms its unwavering belief in equity for all and condemns discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. As healthcare providers, we are compelled to speak out against hatred and any resulting treatment that leads to disparities. Our mission of promoting optimal care for children, adolescents, and young adults managing blood disorders and cancer is built on the fundamental value that individuals of all backgrounds deserve the best health outcomes and life experiences. ASPHO leadership, its members and staff stand together: we value and encourage diverse and inclusive participation within pediatric hematology/oncology and pledge to continue advocating for access and quality care to provide the best possible future for all children.