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BSE Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni Publish Manuscript in Cancer Causes and Control (CACO)

Published: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sameer Vali Gopalani, Amanda E. Janitz, Janis E. Campbell, Sixia Chen, Sydney A. Martinez, Ashley H. White, Amber S. Anderson, and Jennifer D. Peck published a manuscript in the Cancer Causes & Control journal titled “HPV vaccination coverage and factors among American Indians in Cherokee Nation”.  In this paper, the researchers found that persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is a cause of cervical cancer and is linked with other cancers. The burden of these HPV-associated cancers is disproportionately higher among American Indian and Alaska Native persons. Nationally, the incidence of HPV-associated cancers was 1.2 times higher among American Indian and Alaska Native women.

You can read the full manuscript at