ICYMI: February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

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Most clinicians do not mention that HPV, HBV vaccines reduce cancer

FRIDAY, February 19, 2016 (Infectious Disease News) — Only 7% of clinicians recommended to patients that the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines specifically can reduce cancer, according to a recent survey.

“The majority of physicians and other health care providers surveyed reported that discussing cancer prevention with their patients is an effective compliance strategy for HPV and hepatitis B vaccination, yet few are acting on that knowledge,” Carolyn R. Aldigé, president and founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which conducted the survey, told Infectious Disease News. “In addition, few health care providers are talking to patients about hepatitis C prevention.”

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