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HPV Vaccination in a Pediatric Minority-Based Community Oncology Network

Project Description

Our overall project goal is to increase HPV vaccination rates among eligible childhood cancer survivors (CCS) who are actively followed within STPMU NCORP. We propose to accomplish this goal by: 1) delivering an evidence-based HPV provider and staff continuing education program focused on the unique risks and needs of childhood cancer survivors; 2) implementing practice-level changes to build an HPV vaccine-friendly culture and allowing for the monitoring of HPV vaccine eligibility status among childhood cancer survivors at five pediatric oncology sites across the state of Texas; and 3) offering on-site delivery of the HPV vaccine to eligible childhood cancer survivors at STPMU NCORP clinics.

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Prevention; quality improvement; provider education

Target Population

Males; Females; 9 to 26 years of age

Related Cancers

Cervix Uteri; Head and Neck; HPV-related; Penis; Vagina; Vulva;

Project Lead

Grimes, Allison

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Funded Organization

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Collaborating Organizations

South Texas Pediatric Minority Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program (STPMU NCORP); Methodist Children’s Hospital (San Antonio); Dell Children’s Hospital (Austin); Driscoll Children’s Hospital (Corpus Christi); Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (currently in process of joining the STMU NCORP)

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