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The SISTER STUDY: Survey of Indigenous Women’S HPV prevalence in Top End Remote Communities



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2010 September 27

A cluster of cases of rare vulvar cancer has been identified in young Aboriginal women living in some remote communities in the Arnhem Land region. This presentation will report of the final results of the SISTER study, which aimed to assess the population prevalence of oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the affected areas to determine whether a higher HPV prevalence is responsible for the very high disease incidence.

Dr Alice Rumbold - Senior Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research and The University of Adelaide
PhD, MPH, BSc(Hons)