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The Weekly: Lawmakers pen letter to CDC on decline of cancer screenings

November 19, 2021

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Lawmakers pen letter to CDC to address decline in breast cancer screenings due to COVID

Lawmakers pen letter to CDC to address decline in breast cancer screenings due to COVID

FRIDAY, November 12, 2021 (USA Today) — A group of nearly 40 bipartisan House lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday asking the agency to address the decline in routine breast cancer screenings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to work with Congress to develop solutions to reverse the decrease.

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Watch: A conversation highlighting innovations in cancer care

Watch: A conversation highlighting innovations in cancer care

On Wednesday, November 17, Axios health care reporter Caitlin Owens and senior editor Sam Baker hosted a virtual conversation highlighting innovations in care for cancer prevention and treatment. Segments featured Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Ned Sharpless.

Axios VP of Growth Mia Vallo hosted a View from the Top segment with the Prevent Cancer Foundation president & COO Jody Hoyos, who emphasized the importance of screenings for cancer prevention and early detection.

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