Grant ID PP180089
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP): Expanding a Successful Clinic-based Multicomponent HPV Vaccination Program to the San Antonio Area
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Sally Vernon
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, HPV-related, Penis, Vagina, Vulva
Contracted Amount $1,598,468
Lay Summary

The goal of this proposed project is to assess the feasibility and effect of expanding the Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP), a successful multi-level human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program, to another clinical network in Texas.

HPV is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in men and women that can be reduced through vaccination. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV types cause over 70% of cervical cancers, 90% of anal cancers, 60-70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and 40% of vagina, vulva, and penile cancers. Low-risk HPV types cause 90% of genital warts. HPV-related morbidity and mortality can be reduced through vaccination. Despite evidence of safety and efficacy, and endorsem...

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