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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



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Opening Address: Findings from the National Cancer Institute's Environmental Scan Supplemental Grants


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


“HPV Stories: Cancer Cures, Injury Narratives, and the Problem of Sex”

Bernice Hausman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine


Selected Abstract Presentation 

“Provider Perspectives in Managing Misinformation about HPV Vaccination: Addressing Parental Hesitancy with Confident Communication & Dismissal Policies”

 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 


"Addressing Cancer Prevention and Control Through NCI Supplements"

Robin Vanderpool, Dr.PH, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, National Cancer Institute


"Partnership to Immunize Teens and Children Against HPV (PITCH)"

Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., MPH Associate Center Director, Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity, Moffitt Cancer Center


"HPV Vaccination: Synergy with Community Outreach & Engagement"

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


“The Law, Ethics and Politics of Adolescent Consent to Vaccination”

Ross Silverman, J.D., MPH, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University


“Collaborating with Faith-Based and Rural Communities to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates”

Jordan Broderick, MA, Health Communication Specialist, US Department of Health and Human Services


“Shared Clinical Decision-Making and HPV Vaccination in Older Populations, Ages 27-45”

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

“Geographic Differences in HPV Vaccine Presentation and Parental Refusal”

 Monica Kasting, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Purdue University


“HPV Vaccine Missed Opportunities in a Safety Net Health System” 

Lindy McGee, M.D., Assistant Professor, Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


Poster Abstracts

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