||Gabriel ADEYEMO [ profile ]
Cervical cancer: There's an app for that
Feb 27th, 2012 - 05:34:37
SOURCE:* Courier Journal (Louisville)*
AUTHOR: Darla Carter
My fellow Colleague!
A new Facebook application aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer and
ways that it can be prevented. The app is part of "Cause the Movement," a
Cervical Cancer-Free Kentucky Initiative education and prevention campaign.
"We want to get the message to where we know people are getting their
information, and Facebook, Twitter, and websites are 'the thing,'" said Dr.
Baretta R. Casey, the initiative's director.
The app can be found at
Facebook users' pictures are incorporated into an educational video on
cervical cancer. "Their friends' and family's faces will actually come up
into the video," personalizing the topic, said Casey. Her group, based at
the University of Kentucky, was founded 18 months ago through a partnership
with the Rural Cancer Prevention Center at the UK College of Public Health
to reduce cervical cancer's impact on t he state.
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline provided unrestricted funding... Getting young
people immunized against HPV prior to exposure is also a goal of the
campaign, Casey said.
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