Journal article

The need for public education on HPV and cervical cancer prevention in Asia Opinions of experts at the AOGIN Conference

S Garland, SN Park, HYS Ngan, I Frazer, EH Tay, CJ Chen, N Bhatla, M Pitts, HR Shin, R Konno, J Smith, S Pagliusi, JS Park

VACCINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008


Asia accounts for more than half of all cases of cervical cancer registered globally and improving prevention is urgently needed. A range of tools and strategies is now available to effectively prevent this disease, including two new prophylactic HPV vaccines approved and recommended for adolescents and young women. However, without communication these tools may have little impact on disease burden. The conferences of the Asia Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN) bring together clinicians and scientists whose work is related to genital infections, particularly HPV, cervical dysplasia and neoplasia, as well as other anogenital cancers, with the aim of impro..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Mrs. Bautista for her testimonial. We also acknowledge untied educational grants from Merck and Roche, as well as a donation of an educational tool for medical and scientific participants of CCEPI/ACGIN, plus a tool for the education slides from Glaxo Smith Kline and, handed out to participants at the education session AOGIN, Seoul, Korea.