Across the U.S., just 41.9 percent of girls and 28.1 percent of boys are completing the recommended vaccine series, according to a 2015 CDC report.
"MD Anderson is pleased once again to join with the nation's top cancer centers in strong and unified support of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention," said Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president and division head, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences.
MD Anderson hosted experts from the NCI, CDC, American Cancer Society and more than half of the NCI-designated cancer centers in a summit in November 2015.
The current endorsement is the result of discussions from the most recent summit, hosted this summer by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G.
Approximately 150 experts from across the country gathered in Columbus to present research updates and plan future collaborative actions across NCI-designated cancer centers.