WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, will host ¡Salud! Serie de charlas: Prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, a free educational event presented in Spanish, focusing on the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer.
WHAT: According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women cervical cancer incidence rates are about 60 percent higher than non-Hispanic whites. Meanwhile, both HPV vaccine completion and Pap testing rates are lower among Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites.
¡Salud! will feature health care experts discussing the latest guidelines for prevention and early detection of cervical cancer and offer HPV vaccine information. Participants will have an opportunity ask questions during a Q & A session. Food will be provided and attendees can enter chance drawings. Space is limited.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hispanic Outreach Center, 612 Franklin Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.