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Video and Recap Available: Congressional Briefing on Eliminating HPV-related Cancers

A congressional briefing titled “Let’s End HPV-related Cancers” was presented Thursday, June 27, by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Moffitt Cancer Center, and Biden Cancer Initiative, in partnership with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), Prevent Cancer Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

A blog post featured on the AACR’s Cancer Research Catalyst recapping the briefing is now live.

A video of the full briefing is available. Still photos, B-roll, and presenters” slides are also available upon request for reporting purposes.

At this timely briefing, experts from academia, government, and the advocacy community discussed the current state of HPV-related cancers; advances in vaccination, screening, and treatment that have placed the elimination of these cancers within reach; and what needs to be done to achieve this goal.

The speakers were:

*The Honorable Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative for the 14th District of Florida*

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD, Chairman, Health Policy Subcommittee, American Association for Cancer Research; Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan*

Anna R. Giuliano, PhD, Founding Director, Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center*

John T. Schiller, PhD, NIH Distinguished Investigator; Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute*

Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH, Director, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*

Vicki Benard, PhD, Chief, Cancer Surveillance Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*

Julie S. Torode, PhD, Director of Special Projects, Union for International Cancer Control*

Jason T. Mendelsohn, Patient Advocate and Survivor, SupermanHPV.com

To speak with the participants and for more information, contact Julia Gunther at julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896.