Time To Act – Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling Cancer

On World Health Day, April 7th, the European Cancer Organization (ECO)  announced the Time to Act Campaign: Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from tackling cancer. As a member society of ECO, IPVS fully supports the Time to Act Campaign and encourages IPVS members to provide resources linked to COVID & Cancer to ECO. You may […]

Ticking time bomb: Medical expert warns thousands could die from HPV prevention programming interrupted by Covid

PRESS RELEASE 28 February 2021 On International HPV Awareness Day, 4 March, the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is calling for women to urgently attend delayed HPV appointments and for all interrupted services to re-start as thousands continue to miss out on vital HPV care due to COVID HPV (human papillomavirus) is the virus ‘we can beat’: […]

HPV Awareness Campaign 2021 is LIVE!

  International HPV Awareness Day is March 4th. Organisations around the world are preparing events and activities in their countries to raise public awareness and understanding of HPV, a virus we have the knowledge and tools to beat. Let’s stop HPV and eliminate HPV-related cancer. Find out more about Campaign 2021 and the information available […]

IPVS endorses WHO Call to Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Today, November 17th, 2020, at the close of the 73rd World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation [WHO], the resolution to make cervical cancer a rare disease and the official launch of the global elimination strategy to make that happen will occur. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV.  We have the tools to eliminate […]

IPVC 2020 Congress Report

Read about the first virtual conference of IPVS in this special edition newsletter IPVC 2020 Congress Report

COVID-19 Won’t Be the Last (or Worst) Pandemic: It’s Time to Build Resilience Into Our Cervical Cancer Elimination Goals

          October 2020 We’ve seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined other important healthcare topics like HPV and cervical cancer prevention.  We can learn from this situation. This month in the Journal Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (JOGC),  IPVS Board of Director member Dr. Marc Steben, along with Teresa Norris (President […]

HPV Vaccination and the Risk of Invasive Cervical Cancer

1 Oct 2020 Evidence proving that the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer has risen to the next level.  Today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the following article was published: HPV Vaccination and the Risk of Invasive Cervical Cancer, with ground-breaking results from a Swedish study in which our own Dr. Joakim Dillner (IPVS Board […]

WHO member states adopt global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer

14 August 2020 This week WHO DG Dr. Tedros Adhanom and ADG Dr. Princess Nothemba Simelela announced that the global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer has been adopted by WHO Member States.  This is an exciting step forward! In terms of eliminating cervical cancer, we’ve moved from a WHO call to action, to a global […]

Interview with Dr. Laura Koutsky, winner of the 2020 Maurice Hilleman Award

Today at IPVC 2020, IPVS and the EUROGIN scientific committee will present the 2020 Hilleman Award to a highly appropriate awardee, Dr. Laura Koutsky, MSPH, PhD, recognized internationally for her research on HPV and the diseases it causes.  Beginning in the late 1980s, Dr. Koutsky focused on the epidemiology of HPV itself, the understanding of […]

The Legacy of Maurice Hilleman & the Award in his Honor

Most people could not tell you who Maurice Hilleman was, although his contribution to medical science has been incredible.  If he were still alive today at 101 years of age, according to those who knew him, this anonymity would probably not concern him too much. The medical profession remembers him.  Maurice Hilleman was towering figure […]