Film screening: Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

Students are invited to a screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic Friday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building auditorium.

The documentary takes a look into the lives of five women affected by the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes several types of cancer. Their stories shed light on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and truths of the widespread epidemic.

Attendees will learn about HPV-associated cancer and HPV vaccines to protect males and females against diseases, including cancer caused by HPV.

The showing of the film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the following medical professionals:

  • Douglas Fleck, regional medical director for quality at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the CWRU School of Medicine;
  • Sara Lee, director of health services at CWRU University Health and Counseling Services; and
  • Lynn Simpson, OB-GYN at Cleveland Clinic.

CWRU University Health and Counseling Services, the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host the event.

Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is available online.