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HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer
The proportion of adolescent girls receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines was much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to data presented by doctoral student Jennifer Moss at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 9–12.
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Survey of adolescent males and their parents shows low HPV vaccination rates
Encouraging physicians to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to adolescent boys and their parents - and educating the boys and their families about the importance of receiving the vaccine - are essential to reducing the cancers this virus can cause.
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Kurt Ribisl
PhD, Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Co-Director, Cancer Control Education Program; Professor, Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control
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Matthew Nielsen
MD, MS, FACS, Director, Urologic Oncology; Associate Professor, Urology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control, Urologic Oncology Program
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Karyn Stitzenberg
MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Melanoma Program
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Barbara Fredrickson
Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Director of Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. PEP Lab and Professor Fredrickson's research program challenges the assumptions of traditional models of emotion and provides a unique viewpoint on the function of positive emotions.
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Laura A Linnan
ScD, CHES , Director, Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health; Professor, Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control
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Stephen Hursting
Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Chapel-Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine. Hursting is interested in diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, particularly the molecular and hormonal mechanisms underlying energy balance-cancer associations.
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Justin Trogdon
PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control
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