An expert panel on women’s cancers and human papillomavirus (HPV) will assemble at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 20, 2017. The panel will give remarks and answer questions on women’s cancers, HPV and their impact worldwide. The panel features Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP, a guest lecturer invited to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center panel, and UNM Cancer Center faculty members Carolyn Y. Muller, MD, FACOG, and Cosette M. Wheeler, PhD.
Krishnan is president and founder of Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer. She is a board-certified family physician and gynecologist and an international expert on HPV. Muller is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist. She serves as director of the newly-opened UNM Women’s Cancers Center at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Wheeler is a UNM Regents’ Professor and an international expert on HPV. She serves as UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center special populations distinguished staff Iivestigator.
HPV can cause several types of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, HPV causes almost all the cases of cervical cancer, about 95 percent of anal cancers, more than 90 percent of vaginal cancers, about 70 percent of mouth and throat cancers, and about 65 percent of vulvar cancers in the United States. Worldwide, HPV-related cervical cancers claimed the lives of more than 266,000 women in 2012, the latest year for which data are available.
The expert panel will discuss these statistics and the tools doctors have today to combat these cancers. In a lecture following the panel, Krishnan will focus on preventing HPV-related diseases and present science, data and personal stories.
About the Women’s Cancer Panel and Dr. Krishnan’s Lecture
The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to host a Women’s Cancer Panel and Lecture featuring Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP. The event will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017, in The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium, 1201 Camino de Salud, Albuquerque. The panel will convene at 10 a.m. Dr. Krishnan’s lecture begins at noon. The event is free and open to the public. Admission may be limited due to space.
About the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is New Mexico’s official cancer center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists.