USA Health researchers studying HPV vaccination rates in Alabama have made a surprising discovery: Counties with higher rates of HPV-related cancers also showed higher HPV vaccination rates, according to research presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.
About Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Y. Pierce was recruited to MCI from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she served as GYN Oncology Disease Team Leader at Hollings Cancer Center and Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. With a degree in medicine from MUSC and degrees in engineering and public health from the University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Dr. Pierce became the first female gynecologic oncologist in South Carolina in 2009. Dr. Pierce serves on the National HPV Roundtable as well as on the cervical cancer and immunotherapy committees for the NRG, the cooperative clinical trials group of the NCI. Dr. Pierce treats patients suffering from gynecologic malignancies, including all medical and surgical aspects.