STEP 463: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine & Cancer Prevention: What you can do to protect your patients! (CE: 1.0)


The human papillomavirus (HPV) family consists of more than 200 subtypes, nine of which are the causative agents for more than 85% of all cervical, vulvar, anal, vaginal, penile, and oropharyngeal HPV-related carcinomas. Virtually every human being will be exposed to HPV at some point in their lives, and most go on to clear the infection with no consequence. This article discusses HPV in further detail, including information about vaccination.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine
  • Discuss vaccination rates for HPV
  • Discuss malignancies of HPV



Dr. Rosemary N. Beavers, MD, Dr. Lois Ramondetta, MD


Launched: 2019