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UPMC Hosts Free Virtual Alive & Well Event: 'Catching Cancer Early'

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WHAT: A leading UPMC Hillman Cancer Center expert will explain the critical role of cancer screenings in detecting cancer at an early stage when chances of survival are dramatically improved. Participants also will learn more about improved cancer treatment options including advances in chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. 


All attendees are eligible to receive a free colon cancer screening (FIT kit). The kits will be sent to the attendee’s home and a clinician will follow-up with their results.


This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is available at Once registered, a confirmation email with access to view the virtual presentation will be sent to registrants.


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WHY: Early detection and diagnosis lead to better outcomes and improved treatment options—and may save your life.


WHO: Rajesh Sehgal, M.D., chief of oncology and chief medical officer, UPMC East.


WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29


WHERE: Join the virtual event online.