HPV: Why men should be asking for the cervical cancer vaccination

Why men should be asking for the cervical cancer vaccination Our Head of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Dr Gill Knight

Event date: Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 5.30 PM

Date:

Wednesday 2 November

Time:

5.30pm-6.30pm

Venue:

OL2, Kedleston Road Campus, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB

About the lecture:

The Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common viral infection which causes warts in people. Long term HPV infection has been shown to be a cause of cervical cancer and also play a role in head and neck cancers, which are increasing in young men. All girls in the UK are currently vaccinated against HPV, but who is entitled to vaccinations in the UK is a constantly changing and hotly debated subject, one which will be demystified in this lecture.
 
Our Head of Biosciences, Dr Gillian Knight will introduce what HPV is, how it plays an important role in Cervical Cancer and Head & Neck cancers, and why we should be better educating our children about this virus. 

This lecture is free but booking is essential.

Book your place

For more information, please contact Ryan O'Riordan r.o'riordan@derby.ac.uk or call 01332 591671.

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