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Rep. Sewell, UAB to highlight research, advances in pancreatic cancer care

Sewell’s visit to UAB comes during National Cancer Survivors Month.

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Today during National Cancer Survivors Month, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will visit the University of Alabama at Birmingham to highlight cutting edge developments in pancreatic cancer care and the importance of screening and early detection. During her visit, Rep. Sewell will tour UAB’s Pancreatobiliary Disease Center and receive a briefing from UAB officials on the latest advancements in cancer screening and care. 

Rep. Sewell is proudly leading efforts in Congress to ensure access to cutting-edge cancer screenings for seniors. She is the lead sponsor of H.R. 2407, the Nancy Gardner Sewell Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED) Screening Coverage Act. The bipartisan bill is named for Rep. Sewell’s late mother who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in 2021. It would create a pathway for Medicare to cover emerging blood-based cancer screenings which hold the potential to catch cancer earlier than ever before.

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, AL-07; Dr. J. Bart Rose, Director of UAB’s Pancreatobiliary Disease Center; UAB officials

WHAT: Rep. Sewell Visits UAB to Highlight Research and Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Care

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2024 | 1:30 p.m. CDT

WHERE: UAB Wallace Tumor Institute, 1824 6th Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35233

H.R. 2407 is cosponsored by 276 members of the House of Representatives and 61 Senators, and is supported by more than 500 organizations across the nation.

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