HPV Champion: Cancer Happens in the South – Program Manager Jana Mastrogiovanni
Our Jana Mastrogiovanni has been named an HPV Champion in the state of Georgia for Cancer Happens, our cancer education and prevention program for teens. Jana spearheaded our southern expansion of the program throughout Georgia and South Carolina, She accepted the award along with four other honorees at the Georgia Capitol on January 15th, 2020 in recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month. Five HPV Champions were recognized for their dedication to promoting HPV prevention, education and increasing Georgia’s HPV vaccination rates— Cancer Pathways, Chamblee Children’s Clinic, Latin American Medical Center, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, and Sumter Pediatrics – Leesburg.
More Information: “Cervical cancer is a disease that attacks nearly 13,000 American women each year. The rate of cervical cancer is higher in Georgia than the rate of the US overall. Regular cervical cancer screening tests are effective in detecting the disease early when it can be effectively treated. Approximately 19 percent of women in Georgia have not had a pap test in the last 3 years as recommended. Cancer prevention vaccines are available that—together with screening tests—provide a formidable and effective means of preventing this disease”. – Georgia
Cancer Control Consortium
Cervical Cancer Awareness at the Georgia State Captitol