Grant ID PP240030
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title All for Them: A multilevel strategy for HPV-related cancer prevention
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Primary Prevention of Cancer
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Paula Cuccaro
Cancer Sites Childhood and Adolescent, HPV-related
Contracted Amount $2,499,969
Lay Summary

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is effective in preventing infections that cause anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers in 37,300 US adults annually. Despite the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine to protect against six cancer types and other diseases, vaccine series completion rates among Texas youth (51.5%) continue to lag behind national completion rates (61.7%). A major barrier to vaccination is vaccine hesitancy, which can be addressed by increasing parental confidence and convenience and reducing complacency. Availability and implementation of adolescent immunizations in alternative settings, such as schools and community settings, can increase vaccination rates, particu...

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