HPV vaccination expected to reduce cancer in all races, may not eliminate all disparities

Posted by on April 28, 2016 9:32 pm
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Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study finds that HPV vaccination is expected to reduce the cancer burden across all racial/ethnic groups. However, some disparities in cancer burden may persist and widen in the years to come if their causes, such as lack of access to diagnoses and treatment, aren’t addressed.

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