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Cancer Screening and HIV


Published Date: 06/24/2024

Expiration Date: 02/20/2027

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1


The course increases health professionals’ knowledge of cancer screenings in their patients living with HIV. This course will cover HPV screenings as it relates to anal dysplasia and cervical cancer, and breast cancer screenings. It will fill the professional gap with a discussion of epidemiology, risk factors, and best clinical practices.


Keith Sigel,MD, PhD, MPH

Keith Sigel, MD is a member of the Mount Sinai faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Sigel is a clinical researcher and epidemiologist with a primary research interest in clinical factors related to the abnormal biology of lung cancer and anal cancer in patients with HIV. His clinical interests include issues associated with the care of aging HIV infected patients and the treatment of hepatitis C co-infection. He has served as the primary care physician for a panel of patients with HIV since 2009.

Dr. Sigel received his BS, MPH, and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his PhD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai in 2005, serving as a chief resident, and went on to complete fellowships in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai. Dr. Sigel directs the Cancer Core of the Veterans national HIV cohort (the Veterans Aging Cohort Study) and is a member of the executive committee of that cohort. He is currently the principal investigator of two NIH funded studies to evaluate lung cancer screening and lung cancer treatment in people with HIV.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the differences in cancer risk for people living with HIV (PWH) compared to people who are HIV negative.
  • Explain unique issues regarding cancer screening for people living with HIV.
  • Recognize differences in risk associated with HPV associated cancers for PWH and novel early detection approaches in this population.

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