Presentation on theme: "Helping Promote Vaccination HPV-Related Cancers Problem Space Sabita Saldanha, Alabama State University Tamara McEwen, Southwestern College BioQUEST 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Helping Promote Vaccination HPV-Related Cancers Problem Space Sabita Saldanha, Alabama State University Tamara McEwen, Southwestern College BioQUEST 2013 Summer Workshop Emory University 15 June 2013
Introduction to HPV Problem Set Target Audience: Introductory Undergraduate Courses Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Public Health Objectives: To increase data literacy through graphical analysis To examine the impact of socioeconomic status and the economic factors on HPV incidence and mortality rates To increase ethical reasoning skills regarding the possibility of mandatory vaccinations Biological Principles: Certain viruses cause cancer. HPV causes many cancers including cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, and oropharyngeal. HPV-16 and HPV-18 are responsible for an overwhelming majority of these cancers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ClD1gnX nl-E https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ClD1gnX nl-E Vaccination can prevent most virally-induced cancers.
Analysis Tools and Activities Graphical Analysis Excel Gapminder Google Charts Sequence Analysis CaseIT with BLAST or tree 1.Interpret Figure A (Lowy & Schilling), includes written description and class discussion Cancer Prev Res 2012 Jan 5(1) 18-23, Figure 1.pptCancer Prev Res 2012 Jan 5(1) 18-23, Figure 1.ppt 2.Compare and contrast incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer (developed vs developing) by graphing. Tables 4 and 5 WHO.pptxTables 4 and 5 WHO.pptx 3.Analyze future projections of incidence and mortality rates by graphing. Figures 10 and 16 WHO.pptxFigures 10 and 16 WHO.pptx 4.Write opinion summary accepting or rejecting data in favor of vaccination, which includes opinion regarding mandatory vaccination. 5.Compare and contrast various sero-types of HPV based on sequence alignment.