Yale Cancer Center Partners in Fight to Help Eliminate HPV-related Cancers
Yale Cancer Center joins the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and its partner organizations to endorse a Call to Action for our nation to work together toward the elimination of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers.
A Zika Vaccine Could Virtually Eliminate Prenatal Infections
A Zika vaccine could have a substantial effect on mitigating and preventing future Zika virus outbreaks. Through a combination of direct protection and indirect reduction of transmissions, virtual elimination is achievable, even with imperfect vaccine efficacy and coverage, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
Opportunities to vaccinate young women against HPV missed at alarming rate
en aged 18-26 who were eligible to receive Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine have missed at least one opportunity to receive the vaccine during a visit to an obstetrics and gynecology clinic, Yale researchers report. This study also confirms previous research showing racial disparities in vaccination for HPV: Women who identify as black are 61% more likely have had a missed opportunity than women who identify as white. These findings are published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. HPV is a well-known cause of pre-cancerous cervical lesions, which, if untreated, could develop into cervical cancer. Immunization against HPV has been shown to be safe and effective in preventing these pre-cancerous lesions. The two-dose HPV vaccine is recommended for administration to It is recommended that girls ages 11-12 receive the two-dose HPV vaccine, and that those through age 26 receive the three-dose vaccination for “catch-up.”
Precancerous Lesions Associated with HPV Dropping in Connecticut, YSPH Study Finds
The vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is proving to have significant population-level effects in Connecticut, with rates of precancerous lesions caused by HPV down drastically among young women, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
Child vaccinations drop during coronavirus pandemic, worrying health experts
Child vaccination rates have dropped in Connecticut and elsewhere as social distancing measures have been established during the COVID-19 pandemic. As states begin to reopen, local experts are mostly optimistic that the rates will rebound, but said there could be grim consequences if they don’t turn around.Source: CT Post
Opinion: Vaccines essential to saving lives
"I am a pediatrician and toxicologist writing in support of HB-5044, currently under consideration in the Connecticut General Assembly. The bill would allow only true medical exemptions for vaccines. I believe that this bill will help to ensure the health of children, and will save lives."Source: New Haven Register
Yale Cancer Center scientist urges widespread HPV vaccinations
It’s a two-shot vaccination that helps prevent six types of cancer. The vaccine prevents infection by the human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, 95 percent of the time, said Linda Niccolai, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and an associate of the Yale Cancer Center.Source: New Haven Register
Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.