Happy New Year from the Cancer Prevention Service! As you may know, January is HPV and cervical cancer awareness month, and from January 24-28, 2022, the American Medical Women’s Association, Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, and Indiana University will be hosting the Annual USvsHPV Week. As a part of this, many AHNS members including Cecelia Schmalbach, Andrew Holcomb, Deric Savior, and Christine Gourin, will participate in the program to increase awareness of HPV-related head and neck diseases. Thursday, January 28, 2022 from noon-1 pm EST is a webinar focused on HPV-related head and neck cancer. You can register for free at https://bit.ly/usvshpv2022.
Coming soon: Members of the Cancer Prevention Service have been working with Drs. Alex Malone and Samuel Frasier (AHNS Member) to create a mobile device Self-Exam App. This program will provide the user with information on risk factors, as well as signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer and will walk them through how to perform their own self-exam using their Smartphone. It is complete with a lesion library of normal and abnormal findings and has resources for where to go if there is an area of concern.
Upcoming event: This year’s annual Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, hosted by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (www.headandneck.org) is April 3-9, 2022. All members are encouraged to host a screening (COVID permitting) or awareness event within your community.
Michael Moore, MD
Chair, Cancer Prevention Service
Ann Gillenwater, MD
Co-Chair, Cancer Prevention Service