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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2012, Article ID 401979, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/401979
Research Article

Decision-Making about the HPV Vaccine among Ethnically Diverse Parents: Implications for Health Communications

1Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
3American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
4Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA

Received 28 July 2011; Accepted 29 August 2011

Academic Editor: Adhemar Longatto-Filho

Copyright © 2012 Jennifer D. Allen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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