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How HPV Causes Cancer and Why it Still Matters
February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Continuing education credits are pending
Peter C. Angeletti, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Center for Virology, School of Biological Sciences
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses, as well as health professions students.
Dr. Angeletti will explain the biology of HPV and its infection; including how the virus replicates and how it hides from the immune system. He will then discuss the mechanism by which HPV causes cancer. He will then show evidence of different manifestations of HPV-related dysplasia, using examples from his research work in Tanzania and Zambia. He will then explain the rationale for adopting an effective public HPV vaccination strategy and provide evidence for efficacy of the current vaccine.
- The biology of HPV and its infection
- How the virus replicates and hides from the immune system
- How HPV causes cancer
- Evidence of different manifestations of HPV-related dysplasia
- Rationale for adopting an effective HPV vaccination strategy
- Efficacy evidence of the current vaccine
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