The Power of Prevention: Promoting the HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
The presentation examined the impact of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer on vulnerable populations, debunked myths and misinformation about the HPV vaccine and shared opportunities to improve HPV vaccine advocacy amongst parents. Think About the Link® spokesperson, actress and cervical cancer survivor Marissa Jaret Winokur shared her story of survival and perspective on the HPV vaccine as a parent.
Addressing the Impact of Virus-related Cancers on Minority Populations
The presentation examined the impact of viruses and cancer on the African-American, Asian and Hispanic communities in the U.S., with a focus on vaccination and treatment as proven cancer prevention methods. Webinar panelists included Dr. Sherrie Wallington (Georgetown/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center), Dr. Chari Cohen (Hepatitis B Foundation-Baruch S. Blumberg Institute) and Dr. Elmer Huerta (Washington Cancer Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital). Andrea Roane of WUSA-9 News moderated the event.
HPV and Cancer: Opportunities and Challenges to increase Vaccine Compliance in the U.S.
The presentation shared information on the epidemiology of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and policy implications regarding HPV vaccination in the U.S. Webinar panelists included Dr. Lois Ramondetta (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Dr. Stanley Block (Institute of Kentucky Pediatric and Adolescent Research) and Anna Dragsbaek (The Immunization Partnership).