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UAB cancer center chamberís top priority

BIRMINGHAM (AP) — The Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerceís executive committee has voted to adopt a $125 million funding request by UAB as its top state legislative priority this year.

UAB hopes to expand its 34-year-old Comprehensive Cancer Center, adding 375 jobs.

The chamberís policy-making body in the past did not place priorities on individual items for its legislative agenda, weighing each of them equally, said chamber official Paul Vercher.

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