Research Scientist Leslie Carnahan, PhD, MPH, from the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Office of Community Engagement and Health Equity, will be among the featured speakers at a webinar series the Illinois Cancer Partnership is hosting to raise awareness about HPV and the HPV vaccine, which can reduce the risk of HPV-related cancers.
Dates for the three-part webinar series are January 11 (HPV Overview and General Trends); January 25 (HPV Disparities Across Specific Populations); and February 7 (HPV Implementation Science and Strategies to Engage Patients). Each session will run from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST.
Carnahan, a Cancer Center member in the Cancer Prevention and Control research program, is scheduled to discuss HPV-related cancer burden in the January 11 session. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV and so are many other cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, rectum and oropharynx.
The webinar series is intended for professionals, providers, nurses, patient navigators, community health workers, public health professionals, local health departments, the oral health community, and community groups.