Preventing HPV-Driven Cancer: Increasing Vaccination Rates in 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 more than 25,000 cases of cancer per year among US adolescents. In this talk, Dr. Aragones discusses HPV and his research on programs to increase vaccination rates, particularly among minority and immigrant populations most burdened by the disease. (Presented on 4/25/17)


Abraham Aragones, MD, MS
Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MSK