Elsa U. Pardee Memorial Cancer Lecture
Cervical Cancer Screening in the 21st Century
Join Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor at Michigan Medicine and an internationally recognized clinical research expert in HPV associated diseases, their prevention, early detection and treatment for the prevention of cancer, as she presents a community program titled Cervical Cancer Screening in the 21st Century - Keeping up with women’s needs and preferences.
Dr. Harper will present information on how HPV infections cause cervical cancer, describe how HPV screening is superior to cytology and discuss the difference between self-screening and speculum screening.
She has been a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to advise on global guidelines and to set up screening and prevention operations in low and middle income countries to prevent cervical cancer.
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation has been instrumental in developing MidMichigan’s Oncology Services Program, as well as supporting this annual lecture.
Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Received her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School and completed a residency in family medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center. She also holds a master of public health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Kansas Medical School and master of science in Polymerics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Harper received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia for her scientific work as well as the Femmes de l’Année Prix Monte Carlo which honors one local and one international woman a year for her influence in bettering women’s lives around the world.
She has over 200 publications and tens of thousands citations, has contributed to multiple textbooks, and has participated in US and Global cervical cancer screening guidelines recommendation publications. She has been a member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.