Sixth NCI Cancer Centers HPV Vaccination Summit
Thank you to all who joined us for the Sixth NCI Cancer Centers HPV Vaccination Summit. We deeply appreciate your enthusiastic support. If you weren't able to make it, we're sorry we missed you. Please see "Agenda/Speakers" below to view what our expert presenters brought to the table.
Jasmin Tiro, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
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About the Summit
Overview & Objectives
The NCI Cancer Centers HPV Vaccination Summit at UT Southwestern marked the sixth in a series of national meetings convened by NCI-designated cancer centers to prevent HPV-related cancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates.
According to the CDC, incidence rates of HPV-associated cancers have continued to rise, with approximately 39,000 new HPV-associated cancers now diagnosed each year in the United States. The nonavalent HPV vaccine prevents 90% of cervical and HPV-related cancers, yet vaccination completion rates remain just below 50%.
We accomplished the following objectives:
- Discussed the latest research advances and current challenges in HPV vaccination.
- Shared novel community engagement strategies used by cancer centers to promote HPV vaccination.
- Highlighted findings from cancer centers funded by NCI to conduct environmental scans.
- Promoted collaborations among cancer centers and HPV immunization stakeholders.
Further reading about NCI funding of HPV vaccine uptake: HPV Uptake in Cancer Centers
Sarah Kobrin, Ph.D., MPH Chief, Health Systems & Intervention Research Branch, National Cancer Institute
Cynthia Vinson, Ph.D., MPA Senior Advisor for Implementation Science, National Cancer Institute
Erin Milliken, Ph.D., Senior Science Writer and Program Evaluator, NOVA Research Company
Session 1: Understanding and Addressing Parental HPV Vaccination Hesitancy
“Pediatric Vaccine Selectivity: Why Herd Immunity is for Sheep, and What Can We Do About That?”
Elisa J. Sobo, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Anthropology, San Diego State University
Bernice Hausman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine
Selected Abstract Presentation
Jenny Francis, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Session 2: Community Outreach and Engagement - Addressing Cancer Prevention and Control Through NCI Supplements
Robin Vanderpool, Dr.PH, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, National Cancer Institute
Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., MPH Associate Center Director, Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity, Moffitt Cancer Center
Pamela Hull, Ph.D. Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Session 3: Perspectives on Catch-Up Vaccination
“How to Defend Common Sense – Lessons Learned from a Year of Advocacy”
Ethan Lindenberger, Vaccination Advocate and TED Talk Speaker
Ross Silverman, J.D., MPH, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University
Jordan Broderick, MA, Health Communication Specialist, US Department of Health and Human Services
Shannon Stokley, Dr.PH, Associate Director for Science, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Selected Abstract Presentations
Monica Kasting, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Purdue University
Lindy McGee, M.D., Assistant Professor, Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine