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Middletown, N.Y. – April 18, 2016 – On Tuesday, April 12th, Crystal Run Healthcare Oncologist, Dr. Marc Rappaport, was a key speaker during the Orange County Department of Health’s Human Papillomavirus educational presentation. Dr. Rappaport’s presentation, titled “The Impact of HPV on Head, Neck, and Cervical Cancers”, explored the increasing occurrence of cancers linked to HPV. The event, sponsored by The National Association of County & City Health Officials in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, occurred on the heels of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) policy statement that outlines current barriers to HPV vaccination, as well as recommendations to promote the uptake of these vaccines in adolescents and young adults, for prevention against cervical and other cancers.
Marc Rappaport, DO, earned his Medical Degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and completed fellowship training in Oncology and Hematology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rappaport specializes in Oncology and Hematology and sees patients in Crystal Run Healthcare’s Newburgh location.
“I was so pleased to be asked by the American Cancer Society to speak on the topic of HPV cervical and head and neck cancers. This is such an important topic to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on the rising incidence of HPV oropharynx cancers. These are potentially preventable cancers with the use of HPV vaccines during childhood,” said Dr. Marc Rappaport, Oncologist at Crystal Run Healthcare.
“The American Cancer Society is proud to be a partner of this important Orange County Department of Health project. In collaboration with our partners, such as Crystal Run Healthcare, we believe we can increase HPV vaccination rates and prevent cervical and other HPV-related cancers in Orange County. It is not often that we have an opportunity to prevent cancer, or in this case multiple cancers, with a single tool – HPV vaccination. Concerted efforts are needed so this opportunity is not lost,” said Amy Wen, MA, Senior Manager, Health Systems for the American Cancer Society.