Grant ID PP240041
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Expansion of the evidence-based Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP) in a safety net clinic system to increase HPV vaccination rates in underserved populations
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Primary Prevention of Cancer
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Ross Shegog
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, HPV-related, Penis, Vagina, Vulva
Contracted Amount $1,496,194
Lay Summary

The goal of this 3-year CPRIT initial expansion project is to broaden the use of the evidence-based multi-level Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP) to safety net clinic settings to increase HPV vaccination in clinic networks that reach underserved populations within Texas. HPV is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in men and women that can be reduced through vaccination. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV types cause over 70% of cervical cancers, 90% of anal cancers, 60-70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and 40% of vagina, vulva, and penile cancers. Low-risk HPV types cause 90% of genital warts. HPV-related morbidity and mortality can be reduced through vaccination. Despite evidence ...

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