|Awarded On||August 17, 2016|
|Title||Leveraging a Community Network for Cancer Prevention to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake and Completion among Pediatric Patients in a Safety Net Healthcare Setting|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Maria Jibaja-Weiss|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, Penis, Vagina, Vulva|
Each year, there are 26,900 cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers in the United States. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer, with 12,000 new cases each year. Other HPV-associated cancers are anal, vulvar, penile, vaginal, and oropharyngeal cancer, with the incidence of the latter expected to surpass that of cervical cancer by 2020.
While effective screening tools have been responsible for the dramatic decline in the incidence of cervical cancer over the last several decades, similar tools do not exist for other HPV-associated cancers. Furthermore, screening has been unable to eliminate staggering health disparities in cervical cancer incidence and m...