HPV and Cervical Cancer: Doctor and patient perspectives
Christine Baze, Founder and Executive Director, The Yellow Umbrella Foundation;
Eileen Duffy Lind, Founder and President, Team Maureen
Nearly all cervical cancer is caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, with just two HPV subtypes (#16 and 18) responsible for about 70% percent of all cases. Cervical cancer continues to be a problem worldwide, despite the availability of screening tests and preventative vaccines. Come hear from two women who are working to raise awareness and educate women to reduce cervical cancer burden.
Christine Baze has been actively involved in patient advocacy since being diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at the age of 31. She founded The Yellow Umbrella Organization with the goal of decreasing the burden of cervical cancer around the world by educating and empowering decision-makers (including patients) about prevention, advocacy, and working together.
Eileen Duffy Lind, RN, MSN, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Dana-Farber Cancer Insititute, She has been actively involved in cervical cancer research fundraising and education since her sister was diagnosed with this disease. As the founder of Team Maureen, Eileen seeks to improve the lives of women and families affected by cervical cancer by generating support and funding for the most promising cervical cancer research while raising awareness regarding the benefits of Cervical Cancer/HPV prevention and early diagnosis and treatment through educational outreach.