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Lets End HPV-related Cancers

Congressional Briefing on HPV-Related Cancers

Presented by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Moffitt Cancer Center and Biden Cancer Initiative in partnership with the 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).

**Call to Action on the Elimination of HPV-related Cancers**


Thursday, June 27, 2019
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
Washington, D.C.

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Cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) represent a significant disease burden in the United States and globally. Over 33,000 HPV-related cancers are diagnosed annually among men and women in the U.S. alone. Globally, 630,000 cases of HPV-related cancers are diagnosed each year.

Due to advances in vaccination, screening and treatment, the elimination of cervical cancer – and ultimately all HPV-related cancers – is within reach. However, this goal will require a strong commitment from governments, public health organizations, health care workers, parents and other stakeholders in the U.S. and around the world. During this important congressional briefing, speakers representing a diverse range of expertise in domestic and global health discussed current interventions against HPV-related cancers and what needs to be done to achieve elimination.


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


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


  • 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 (UICC)
  • Jason T. Mendelsohn, Patient Advocate and Survivor,