A CDC advisory committee will soon announce its recommendations for use of a new vaccine that prevents most forms of cervical cancer by protecting against the virus that causes most forms of the disease. Diane and her guests talk about how the vaccine works and its likely public health impact.


  • Dr. Douglas Lowy, M.D. Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research
  • Cindy Pearson Executive director of the National Women's Health Network
  • Dr. Lee Savio Beers Assistant professor of pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
  • Peter Sprigg Vice president for policy at the Family Research Council

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