The challenges towards achieving HPV vaccination and screening coverage in Japan: Are we closing the disparity gaps?
Supervisors names: Prof. Jane Hocking, Prof. Julia Brotherton, A.Prof. Jason Ong, and Dr. Kota Katanoda (National Cancer Center - Japan)
Matthew’s PhD is entitled, The challenges towards achieving HPV vaccination and cervical screening coverage in Japan: Are we closing the disparity gaps? Globally, cervical cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer in women. In Japan, it is the 9th most common cause of cancer, and the 2nd most common cause of cancer in women of reproductive age. This PhD consists of an HPV prevalence study of Japanese women, an evaluation of individual level health insurance data for cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment, and a health economic decision analysis of alternate vaccination and cervical screening strategies. It is hoped that this PhD will support evidence-based decision making, and continued momentum towards cervical cancer elimination in Japan.
Matthew is funded by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a Grant of the National Cancer Center - Japan (Gan Kenkyu Kaihatsuhi).