5088.0 Cervical cancer disparities: Local and national approaches to increase appropriate screening

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Persistent disparities in mortality still exist despite advances in screening and prevention. This oral session will include a discussion of individual and community factors that affect cervical cancer prevention and control in the United States and developing countries. Cervical cancer mortality in developing countries is quite high and research that explores the screening infrastructure available will be presented. Self-collection has been suggested as a means to effectively screen high-risk women, especially in developing nations. Women’s preferences for such an instrument and screening behaviors and preferences among women with disabilities will be explored. The panel will demonstrate the strong impact of community-based participatory research approaches on reducing cervical cancer disparities.
Session Objectives: 1. List the main risk for human papillomavirus infection. 2. Identify the barriers to cervical cancer screening in developing countries compared to the United States. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of how community-based participatory research advances the evidence base for the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities.

Cervical cancer screening in Malawi: A qualitative perspective
Victoria Fort, MPH, Mary Sue Makin, MD, Roger Rochat, MD, MPH, Aaron J. Siegler, MHS and Kevin Ault, MD
Optimizing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing for high risk women
Alice R. Richman, PhD, MPH, Noel T. Brewer, PhD, Aliza Liebman, BS and Jennifer S. Smith, PhD
REACH Pima County Cervical Cancer Prevention Partnership; an integrated effort to eliminate cervical cancer disparities for Hispanic women
Martha Moore-Monroy, MA, Ada Wilkinson-Lee, PhD, Mari Wilhelm, PhD, Elvia Lopez, Lourdes Paez-Badii and Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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