ECCC Quarterly Meeting September 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Essex County College
Morton A. Siegler Lecture Hall
303 University Ave.
Newark, New Jersey
All ECCC quarterly meetings are open to the public.
The subject of this quarter’s presentations was “Can Sex Lead to Cancer?”
Speakers discussed human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis B virus (HBV).
The agenda for the meeting.
The minutes from the meeting.
These were the speakers:
- Decca Mohammed, MD, Board-Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology — Premier Ob/Gyn LLC, Bloomfield, NJ;
attending physician at both Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ,
and Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ —
“HPV (human papillomavirus) & Cancer”;
- Everett W. Schlam, MD, Diplomate of American Board of Family Practice — Assistant Director,
Family Medicine Residency Program, Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ;
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ;
Professor and Chair, Division of Family Medicine and General Practice, School of Medicine, Saint George’s University —
“Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) & Cancer”;
- Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Essex County Cancer Coalition —
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health,
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School,
Professor of Quantitative Methods, UMDNJ-School of Public Health,
Cancer Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer of the
American College of Surgeons for the UMDNJ University Hospital/NJMS Oncology Program —
“HIV/AIDS & Cancer” and “Drug Abuse & Cancer”
Among the specific topics covered within the overall theme of
“Can Sex Lead to Cancer?”
(not a complete list) were:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) among both women & men, including transmission, vaccine prevention, recommendations, and associated types of cancer;
- Hepatitis B virus (HBV), including sexual transmission, prevention issues (especially vaccines), screening approaches, and risk of various disease outcomes;
- HIV/AIDS, including sexual transmission, the impact of HAART on decreasing transmission, and the relationship of HIV to various cancers;
- The spread of the above and other cancer-related viruses through injection drug use.
Vinny Smith, MA, Health Educator, Horizon NJ Health
For more information, please call 973-972-4623.
The Essex County Cancer Coalition (ECCC)
The ESSEX CEED Community Coalition
New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NJPHTC)
Essex County Department of Health
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
Horizon NJ Health