Location: Fred Hutch Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
Speaker: Elizabeth Yu Chiao MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine-infectious disease
Baylor College of Medicine
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Chiao's research interests include the study of virally associated malignancies, particularly HPV-associated cancers, and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV-associated cancers. The principal focus of her HPV-related work has been on identifying the improved screening algorithms utilizing HPV tests for HPV-related pre-cursor disease. In particular, she and her group are interested in identifying cost-effective approaches for screening HIV-infected individuals, who are at high risk for HPV-related cancers. She and her collaborators are focusing on providing evidence-based data to support risk-based approaches for screening and prevention guidelines for prevention of HPV-related cancers in high-risk individuals.