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Preventing Cervical Cancer in the 21st Century

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Each year more than 4,000 U.S. women die from cervical cancer, the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide. Over 90% of cases of cervical cancer are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) and the risk of cancer varies among the different HPV strains. Fortunately, cervical cancer can be prevented through HPV vaccination and screening, which include Papanicolaou (Pap) and HPV DNA tests. These tests detect abnormal cells before they become cancerous (pre-cancers). If cancer develops, treatment can start early, when it is most effective.

In fact, the combination of screening and HPV vaccination could prevent up to 93% of cervical cancers. Still, gaps remain. Women at the highest risk are often not screened and HPV vaccination rates among U.S. adolescents remain low.

Please watch this session of Public Health Grand Rounds to learn about advances in screening and vaccination efforts and what can be done by communities across the country.

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Patient Having Consultation With Female Doctor In Office
Presented By
Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS
Team Lead
Health Services Research Team
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
"Cervical Cancer Control in the 21st Century"
Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH
Director
Immunization Services Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
"HPV Vaccines Are Key to Preventing Future Cervical Cancer"
Nicolas Wentzensen, MD, PhD, MS
Deputy Branch Chief and Senior Investigator
Clinical Genetics Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, NIH
"Novel Tools for Screening in High- and Low-Resource Settings"
Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH
Assistant County Administrator and Chief Medical Officer
Pima County Department of Health, Tucson, Arizona
"Local Perspective: The Challenges of Cervical Cancer Prevention in Border Counties"
Lisa C. Richardson, MD MPH
Director
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
"Role of Healthcare Providers in Cervical Cancer Prevention: Now and in the Future"
Facilitated By
John Iskander, MD, MPH
Scientific Director
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director
Continuing Education
This session is available for Continuing Education (CE). Register here using the course information below.

CDC Course Code: PHGR10
CPE UAN: 0387-0000-19-001-L04-P

For more information, see Grand Rounds Continuing Education.

Page last reviewed: January 15, 2019
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