FREE EVENT (RSVP required): The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University presents a panel discussion on various issues related to HPV-associated cancers and vaccinations.
Event description: "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, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the media will discuss 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."
Registration is required at the event page. PLEASE NOTE: RSVP'ing on this Meetup page DOES NOT mean you are RSVP'd for the event itself.
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