HPV Vaccine and HPV Associated Cancers
Updated February 2019!
Educational Materials & Resources
- Texas Cancer Registry: HPV-Associated Cancers
- The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable: HPV Speakers Bureau
The HPV Speakers Bureau is both a registry and a referral resource. The Bureau helps connect the public to organizations offering speakers on a variety of HPV topics. Listed organizations may include survivor groups, health professional groups, cancer centers, medical associations, and others. This service is a partnership of the HPV Roundtable with MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- HPV Fact Sheet (English) Updated January 2017!
- HPV Fact Sheet (Spanish) Updated March 2017!
- HPV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet Updated January 2017!
- HPV Resource Kit Updated!
- HPV by the numbers Infographic
- Educational Poster: Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!/¡No espere, vacúnelos!
- Cervical Cancer: Reduce Your Risk
- Oropharyngeal Cancer and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Questions and Answers
- 8 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
- 2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases (presentations)
- HPV Vaccine Uptake in Texas Pediatric Care Settings: 2014-2015 Environmental Scan Report
- Project ECHO® at MD Anderson
- NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer
- American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Cancer Prevention
- Administrative Supplements for NCI-Designated Cancer Centers to Support Collaborations to Enhance HPV Vaccination in Pediatric Settings: A Summary Report, June 2016
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Algorithm: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for Prevention of HPV-Related Cancers,
Approved by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff on January 29, 2019 Updated January 29, 2019!
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable Clinician & Health Systems Action Guides Released in February 2018
Medical School Education New!
- Relationship Between Intent to Vaccinate and the Education and Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus Among Medical School Faculty and Students in Texas (PDF), published in Texas Medicine, January 2, 2019
- Human Papillomavirus: From Basic Science to Clinical Management for Preclinical Medical Students (PDF), published in MedEdPORTAL, December 21, 2018
- An innovative medical school curriculum to address human papillomavirus vaccine hesitancy (PDF), published in Elsevier, May 2, 2018
- Team-Based Learning Module for Undergraduate Medical Education: a Module Focused on the Human Papilloma Virus to Increase Willingness to Vaccinate (PDF), published in Journal of Cancer Education, December 26, 2017
- The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable HPV Cancer Free FAMILY Facebook Group New Facebook Group!
- American Cancer Society 2018 HPV Forum: Attacking HPV from Every Angle July 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas
- Us vs. HPV Webinar Series January 22 – 28, 2019. CME Credits Available.
- HPV Education Session: Key Interventions and Strategies to Raise HPV Vaccination Rates Webinar on May 9, 2018
- ACS Webinar: Eliminating HPV Related Diseases as a Public Health Problem: Let’s Start with Cervical Cancer on March 7, 2018 March 5, 2018
- CDC Webinar on Friday, August 25 at 11 am CST: Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents. Webinar on August 25, 2017
- Houston Health Department Video (parent video) - It’s worth a shot: HPV vaccination is cancer prevention New!
- Houston Health Department Video (provider video) - It’s worth a shot: HPV vaccine recommendations matter New!
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Help your kids prevent cancer New!
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor shares her story
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor on the importance of the HPV vaccine
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Cervical cancer patient wishes the HPV vaccine had been available to her
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Patient fights the stigma of HPV-related cancers
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Caregiver and cancer patient shares her HPV journey
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor's thoughts on the HPV vaccine
- Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Panel Discussion, December 2, 2016 - HPV-Related Cancers: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention
- Confronting Cancer: MD Anderson supports the HPV vaccine
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Why my kids get the HPV vaccine: A cervical cancer survivor’s story
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Cancer survivor Kara Million on the importance of HPV vaccinations
- American Cancer Society HPV Cancer Survivor Videos
- For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Videos New!
- Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Health Steps - HPV Vaccination in Texas: What Pediatricians Should Know New!
- Association of American Medical Colleges AAMCNews - Viewpoint, June 11, 2018 - Cancer and Our Kids: We Can Do Better, by Lois Ramondetta, MD
- U.S News and World Report - HealthDay, November 9, 2017 - HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
- Texas Medicine, April 10, 2017 - Throat Cancer Increasing; Doctors Urge Vaccination to Prevent It>
- The Washington Post, April 6, 2017 - More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC report shows
- The Washington Post, April 2, 2017 - What men should know about cancer that spreads through oral sex
- National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS Data Brief, April 2017 - Prevalence of HPV in Adults Aged 18–69: United States, 2011–2014
- Texas Medicine, Public Health Feature - April 2017 - A Second Shot at HPV: Texas Physicians Reboot the Effort to Boost a Vaccine That Can Protect Against Cancer
- The Washington Post, October 25, 2016 - The startling rise in oral cancer in men, and what it says about our changing sexual habits
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancerwise Blog: Cancer patient stories of hope, January 27, 2017 - Surviving HPV-related tonsil cancer twice
- JAMA Oncology, Published online December 08, 2016, Editorial - Human Papillomavirus–Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Not Just White Men Anymore
Kristina R. Dahlstrom, PhD; Karen. S. Anderson, MD, PhD; Erich M. Sturgis, MD, MPH
- American Academy of Pediatrics, December 2016 - Announcements Versus Conversations to Improve HPV Vaccination Coverage: A Randomized Trial
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Conquest, Fall 2016 : A plea to parents - ‘We should be doing more to protect our children’, The stats that support being vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are staggering
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Press Release, October 19, 2016 - CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents
- BuzzFeed, October 12, 2016 - We Asked An Expert Our HPV-Related Questions
- Houston Public Media, September 27, 2016 - Cancer-Preventing Vaccines Given To Less Than Half Of US Kids
- Houston Public Media, September 28, 2016 - The New Face of HPV? Cases of Throat Cancer in Men Soon to Surpass Cervical Cancers in U.S.
- The Washington Post, August 25, 2016 - Teen boys’ HPV-vaccination rate hits almost 50 percent, CDC says
- Medscape - Paul Offit Responds to Article "Chronic Symptoms After HPV Vaccine: Part of Wider Syndrome?" (login required)
- American Cancer Society HPV VACs Partner Newsletter, June 2016
HPV Fact Sheet (English) Updated January 2017!
HPV Fact Sheet (Spanish) - Hoja Informativa del HPV Updated March 2017!
HPV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet
Updated January 2017!
HPV Resource Kit Updated!
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has compiled resources that may be used to increase HPV vaccination. These resources were gathered from a variety of sources, are all public domain, and may be used by anyone.
HPV by the numbers Infographic
Educational Poster: Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!/¡No espere, vacúnelos!
Cervical Cancer: Reduce Your Risk
Oropharyngeal Cancer and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Questions and Answers
8 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases (presentations)
The 2015 HPV Summit was a big success! Topics included raising awareness of HPV-associated cancers and diseases prevention and screening, raising awareness of HPV vaccinations for adolescents, and identifying barriers and resources to help children receive needed HPV vaccines. Learn more...
HPV Vaccine Uptake in Texas Pediatric Care Settings: 2014-2015 Environmental Scan Report
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has conducted a detailed assessment or "environmental scan" on HPV vaccination in pediatric care settings in Texas. The report provides an overview of HPV-related cancer burden in Texas and identifies barriers to and facilitators of HPV vaccination in the pediatric population as observed by Texas stakeholders. This project was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.
MD Anderson hopes that the findings and recommendations will assist your organization in developing strategies to increase HPV vaccine uptake, enhance existing collaborations, and prevent potentially avoidable cancer diagnoses and deaths related to HPV infections.
MD Anderson is committed to helping to eradicate the HPV-related disease burden and is utilizing the data collected to drive the institutional HPV moonshot efforts and to help establish a coalition across Texas in partnership with the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
To view/download the report, click on one of the following links.
- HPV Vaccine Uptake in Texas Pediatric Care Settings: 2014-2015 Environmental Scan Report (reduced file size PDF, 2.4 MB)
- HPV Vaccine Uptake in Texas Pediatric Care Settings: 2014-2015 Environmental Scan Report (high resolution PDF, 12.6 MB)
Project ECHO® at MD Anderson
Project ECHO® was developed in 2003 by Dr. Sanjeev Arora of the University of New Mexico in response to a high prevalence of untreated Hepatitis C (HCV) in the state. Using this model, Dr. Arora conducted a prospective clinical trial, the results of which were published in 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Arora conducted weekly videoconferences with primary care providers in 16 community clinics and 5 prisons in New Mexico. Patient cases were presented, and a multidisciplinary team at the UNM provided clinical mentoring, evidence-based advice on patient management and regular didactic education sessions. At the end of the study period, the outcomes of patients treated by specialists at UNM were compared with those of patients treated by primary care providers. The study found no significant differences in sustained viral response between the UNM cohort and the ECHO cohort. The study concluded that the ECHO model is safe and effective in treating HCV in underserved communities.
The Project ECHO model has since expanded to more than 87 hubs worldwide for nearly 30 diseases and conditions. These specialties include infectious diseases, rheumatologic diseases, chronic pain, addiction, HIV diabetes, complex multisystem disease, cancer prevention and hospice care. The VA, DOD and CDC have ongoing ECHO clinics. At MD Anderson projects are currently focused on Cervical Cancer Prevention, Management of Cervical and Breast Cancer, Tobacco Cessation for Mental Health centers, Survivorship, Palliative Care and Pathology. Visit the Project ECHO website at http://www.mdanderson.org/projectECHO to learn more.
NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Cancer Prevention
Abstract: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the leading medical professional oncology society, is committed to lessening the burden of cancer and as such will promote underused interventions that have the potential to save millions of lives through cancer prevention. As the main providers of cancer care worldwide, our patients, their families, and our communities look to us for guidance regarding all things cancer related, including cancer prevention. Through this statement and accompanying recommendations, ASCO hopes to increase awareness of the tremendous global impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) –caused cancers, refocus the discussion of HPV vaccination on its likely ability to prevent millions of cancer deaths, and increase HPV vaccination uptake via greater involvement of oncology professionals in ensuring accurate public discourse about HPV vaccination and calling for the implementation of concrete strategies to address barriers to vaccine access and acceptance.
See more at http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2016/04/07/JCO.2016.67.2014.full.
Administrative Supplements for NCI-Designated Cancer Centers to Support Collaborations to Enhance HPV Vaccination in Pediatric Settings: A Summary Report, June 2016
MD Anderson Cancer Center Algorithm: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for Prevention of HPV-Related Cancers Updated January 29, 2019!
These clinical practice algorithms have been specifically developed for MD Anderson using a multidisciplinary approach and taking into consideration circumstances particular to MD Anderson, including the following: MD Anderson’s specific patient population; our services and structure; and our clinical information. Moreover, these algorithms are not intended to replace the independent medical or professional judgment of physicians or other health care providers.
Disclaimer: These algorithms are not intended to replace the independent medical judgment of the physician or other health care providers in the context of individual clinical circumstances to determine a patient's care.
American Academy of Pediatrics HPV Champion Toolkit
The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an HPV toolkit. August is a perfect time to review materials like this and ask yourself if they may be useful in your work.
Link to toolkit: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/immunizations/HPV-Champion-Toolkit/Pages/HPV-Champion-Toolkit.aspx
This toolkit has resources to help providers:
- Educate other healthcare professionals
- Discuss HPV vaccination with parents
- Make necessary changes in your practice to improve HPV vaccination rates.
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable Clinician & Health Systems Action Guides Released in February 2018
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable believes that every health care professional plays an important role in increasing HPV vaccination rates.
Members of the Provider Training Task Group developed a suite of 6 Clinician & System Action Guides to encourage providers, support teams, and health systems to take action today.
Released in February 2018.
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable HPV Cancer Free FAMILY Facebook Group
The Empowering Parents and Allies Task Group of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable has launched a new Facebook group for pro-HPV vaccine families! The HPV Cancer Free FAMILY Facebook group will give families information about HPV vaccination and HPV-related cancers.
The Facebook Group – HPV Cancer Free FAMILY - will be a place where parents and family members of children 11-and 12-year-olds to:
- Ask questions about HPV vaccination
- Bring their worries about vaccination
- Share stories about vaccination
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, established by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, is a national coalition of public organizations, private organizations, voluntary organizations, and invited individuals dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from HPV-associated cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership and strategic planning.
To join the group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1484797784913470/
American Cancer Society 2018 HPV Forum: Attacking HPV from Every Angle July 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas
Mission: HPV Cancer Free
The American Cancer Society (ACS) will be hosting an educational forum to kick-off their Mission: HPV Cancer Free Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to
- increase HPV vaccination rates for preteens and
- eliminate gender disparities in HPV vaccination and reduce geographic disparities in HPV vaccination rates.
Our work will increase HPV Vaccination rates for preteens to at least 80% by June 8, 2026, the 20-year anniversary of the FDA’s approval of the first HPV vaccine. By 2026, we will have partnered with ACS volunteers, parents, providers, healthcare organizations, and community leaders to meet this goal.
Event Date: July 27,2018
Event Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Event Location: United Way Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77007
To learn more and to register for the forum, click on the following link: http://gala.acsevents.org/site/PageNavigator/GALA_CY18_SOR_HPVForum_home.html
Us vs. HPV Webinar Series January 22 – 28, 2019. CME Credits Available.
The team from American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC) and Indiana University is excited to host its very first Us vs. HPV Webinar Series, January 22 – 28, 2019. Learn more with this series of five, one-hour on-line, recorded and free webinars intended for anyone interested in the various aspects of HPV-related disease and HPV prevention, including HPV vaccination.
Join us this powerful HPV Awareness Week as we explore the challenges facing today’s healthcare providers, advocates and better meet the needs of the public, patients and their families. Webinars will include thought leader and student presentations, panel discussions, and screening of a short educational film. Download the flyer for full details.
We've prepared a full agenda for the series so you can choose the topics in order to get the most out of the program. Anyone interested in attending Us vs. HPV is encourage to participate in these webinars by registering at:
CME credits available through Indiana University.
HPV Education Session: Key Interventions and Strategies to Raise HPV Vaccination Rates Webinar on May 9, 2018
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, with American Cancer Society will present on resources available through ACS and the roundtables.
Jennifer will specifically highlight the newly published Clinician & System Action Guides. The guides communicate collective guidance for health care providers, decision makers and support staff to implement key interventions and strategies to raise HPV vaccination rates. Content was developed with input from national thought leaders and by assembling resources from member organizations. Actions are specific to professional role or system size. The 6 guides are tailored to:
- Physicians, PA's, and NP's
- Dental Providers
- Office Administrative Teams
- Large Health Systems
- Small private practices
Jennifer will also touch on some of the other resources the roundtable has to offer, which are available through the online resource library.
Webinar is on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Daylight Time. Registration for this event is required. Click here to register.
ACS Webinar: Eliminating HPV Related Diseases as a Public Health Problem: Let’s Start with Cervical Cancer
The American Cancer Society is presenting a special webinar, Eliminating HPV Related Diseases as a Public Health Problem: Let’s Start with Cervical Cancer, with Dr. Anna Giuliano on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, CST. Dr. Giuliano is Professor and Director, Center for Infection Research in Cancer, Moffit Cancer Center. Dr. Giuliano strongly believes that we can eliminate HPV cancers – starting with cervical cancer – with the tools we have right now. During this hour, Dr. Giuliano will make her case and engage in a Q/A with attendees. This webinar will be recorded. Registration for this event is required. Click here to register.
CDC Webinar on Friday, August 25 at 11 am CST: Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents.
CDC will be sponsoring a webinar on Friday, August 25 at 11 am CST titled Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents.
With parents consuming so much conflicting health information about their babies and children, providing an effective vaccination recommendation can be harder than ever. Fortunately, there are strategies for discussing immunization with parents that can help them feel comfortable protecting their children with on-time immunization. Join the webinar to learn these strategies.
To register go to this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1345373807102309378
Houston Health Department Video (parent video) - It’s worth a shot: HPV vaccination is cancer prevention New!
If there were a vaccine against cancer, would you get it for your kids? HPV is a very common virus, infecting about 14 million people annually. This educational video addresses this importance of adolescents receiving protection against HPV, a cancer-causing disease, and provides an overview of HPV vaccine recommendations. Physicians Julie Boom, MD, Lois Ramondetta, MD, Erich Sturgis, MD, and David Persse, MD, share their expertise, discuss HPV vaccine safety and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination.
Houston Health Department Video (provider video) - It’s worth a shot: HPV vaccine recommendations matter New!
Did you know the healthcare provider recommendation is the single best predictor of vaccination? What you say, and how you say it, matters. This informative video highlights physicians, Julie Boom, MD, Lois Ramondetta, MD, Erich Sturgis, MD, and David Persse, MD sharing their expertise on HPV and HPV vaccination, including how to strongly recommend the vaccine to patients/parents of your patients.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Help kids prevent cancer New!
The HPV vaccine is the best protection against the HPV virus and the cancers it causes. All boys and girls between 11 and 12 should get the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is given at this age for maximum immunity. About 80% of people – both men and women – will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at some point in their lives. The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective vaccination against cancer.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor shares her story
In July 2012, Sandy Wexler went to the dentist for a routine checkup where her dentist noticed one of Sandy’s lymph nodes was enlarged. When a biopsy revealed she had squamous cell carcinoma, she was referred to MD Anderson for treatment. While undergoing treatment at MD Anderson, Sandy discovered that her cancer was the result of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Hear Sandy's story.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor on the importance of the HPV vaccine
Rob Joyce, 61, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on the base of his tongue. The biopsy done by his Ear, Nose and Throat physician revealed that his cancer was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Listen to Rob tell his story and explain why the HPV vaccine is so important to today's youth.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Cervical cancer patient wishes the HPV vaccine had been available to her
Constance Hill was diagnosed with cervical cancer, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), in May 2014. She underwent a radical hysterectomy, radiation and chemotherapy, and brachytherapy. Then she had a recurrence and was placed on a Phase II clinical trial using the HPV vaccine and immunotherapy. Her cervical cancer is still present, so she is beginning a targeted therapy Phase I clinical trial. In her mind, all of this could have been avoided if the HPV vaccine was available to her as a child. Hear Constance tell her story.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Patient fights the stigma of HPV-related cancers
At age 62, Tom Jackson was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The diagnosis is common among men his age, so he took it in stride. But shortly before Tom was scheduled to have his prostate removed, he discovered a lump on his neck. A biopsy and CT scan of the lump revealed that Tom also had squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Caregiver and cancer patient shares her HPV journey
Suzanne Armstrong was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil in December 2016. She noticed a lump on her neck, which once biopsied, turned out to be HPV-related. Listen to Suzanne tell her story and the difficulty she faced when having to undergo treatment at age 70, only six-months after her husband passed away from cancer.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Squamous cell carcinoma survivor's thoughts on the HPV vaccine
Scott Courville was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil in 2016. What two separate doctors thought was tonsillitis, turned out to be cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Following numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Scott now encourages all parents, like himself, to make sure their children get vaccinated. Hear Scott's advice for parents.
Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Panel Discussion, December 2, 2016 - HPV-Related Cancers: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention
In the United States, 79 million men and women — approximately one in four — are currently infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). From 2008 to 2012, nearly 40,000 HPV-related cancers occurred annually in the United States. Today, highly effective HPV vaccines could easily reduce these numbers, but only 42 percent of girls and 28 percent of boys aged 13 to 17 have received the vaccine — far below the 80 percent of American adolescents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aim to reach. At this event, leaders from the CDC, Texas state government and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discussed HPV, HPV-associated cancers, life-saving cancer prevention opportunities through HPV vaccination, barriers to HPV vaccination programs and a proposed plan to promote HPV vaccination in Texas.
This panel discussion was the eighth event in the Medicine, Research and Society Policy Issues Series, a joint project of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Confronting Cancer: MD Anderson supports the HPV vaccine
MD Anderson supports the HPV vaccine for the prevention of several types of cancer. Learn more at MakingCancerHistory.com/HPV.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Why my kids get the HPV vaccine: A cervical cancer survivor’s story
As a cervical cancer survivor and parent to two sons, Linda Ryan advises other parents to vaccinate their kids against the human papillomavirus (HPV). She wishes the HPV vaccine had been available to her as an adolescent so she could have avoided cervical cancer, which is predominantly caused by HPV.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Video - Cancer survivor Kara Million on the importance of HPV vaccinations
Cancer survivor Kara Million was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. She is now an advocate for the HPV vaccine. Watch as she shares her story and urges everyone to protect their children with the HPV vaccine.
American Cancer Society HPV Cancer Survivor Videos
Twelve videos from survivors of HPV-related cancers. (American Cancer Society)
Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Health Steps - HPV Vaccination in Texas: What Pediatricians Should Know New!
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent up to 90 percent of cervical cancer cases plus a range of other cancers, including many for which there is no routine screening. Texas pediatricians play a significant role in educating patients and their parents about why it is important to be vaccinated as recommended. This podcast, by Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services, provides an overview of current research and offers practical guidance about how to promote routine HPV vaccination in your practice.
Dr. Hellerstedt has served as DSHS commissioner since January 2016 and is a leading spokesman for public health issues in the state. Dr. Hellerstedt is a long-time Texas pediatrician who has been chief medical officer at the Seton Family of Hospitals and vice president of medical affairs at Dell Children’s Medical Center, both in Austin. He previously served the state as medical director for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
State Partner HPV Activities
American Cancer Society HPV VACs Partner Newsletter, June 2016