Pitt Cancer Experts Call for Increased HPV Vaccination; Low Vaccination Rates for the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, Are a Serious Public Health Threat, According to Experts from Cancer Centers across the Country Who Are Calling for Increased Prevention. [Derived Headline]

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Pitt Cancer Experts Call for Increased HPV Vaccination; Low Vaccination Rates for the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, Are a Serious Public Health Threat, According to Experts from Cancer Centers across the Country Who Are Calling for Increased Prevention. [Derived Headline]


Schmitt, Ben, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Low vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, are a serious public health threat, according to experts from cancer centers across the country who are calling for increased prevention.

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a partner with UPMC CancerCenter, joined 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging parents, young adults and physicians to increase HPV vaccination rates.

"The HPV vaccine is a tangible example of all the progress we've made toward fighting cancer, and it's imperative that we overcome the barriers that are preventing people from getting this," said Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, the institute's director. "We can save lives and prevent cancer through the HPV vaccine."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that HPV infections are responsible for about 27,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in the United States. …

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