Preventing HPV-Driven Cancer: Increasing Vaccination Rates among Minority and Immigrant Populations


Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the most common cause of sexually transmitted infection in the US, can lead to cancer of the cervix, anus, or oropharynx.  The HPV vaccine reduces risk of HPV infection and could prevent over 25,000 cases of cancer per year among US adolescents.  However, vaccination rates are suboptimal.  In this talk, we will discuss all aspects of HPV and examine programs that could increase HPV vaccination rates, particularly among minority and immigrant populations most burdened by HPV.  This talk is part of the MSK Student Seminar Series, designed to create a learning community at MSK.

Refreshments will be served at 4:30pm.


This program is open to all.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
ZRC Auditorium
New York, NY 10065

Registration Details



Abraham Aragones, MD
Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center