Cervical Cancer predicted to be eliminated from Australia by 2035 in a global first thanks to the Gardasil Vaccine
New research reveals that cervical cancer is on track to be eliminated as a public health problem in Australia within the next 20 years, following the success of the world-leading National Human Papillomavirus Program and recent changes to the National Cervical Screening Program.
Professor Frazer, co-inventor of the HPV vaccine and co-author of the new study, said "We have taken major steps forward with HPV vaccination, and with the introduction of the new screening program and now this new Cancer Council research predicts that we will be the first country in the world to achieve the elimination of cervical cancer."
To help achieve this, it is important to ensure:
- Women, girls and boys receive the full schedule of HPV Vaccination. More information here
- Women aged 25-75 continue to have a regular cervical cancer screening test by participating in the National Cervical Screening Program
World-First Clinical Trial at PAH Campus
The PA Research Foundation are now proudly supporting Professor Frazer's latest research project which is looking to trigger an immune response to fight recurrent head and neck cancers caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The Gardasil vaccine will be used to create antibodies that will attack cancer cells that have parts of the HPV virus expressed on their surface You can donate to help support the next big HPV breakthrough here.
Adapted from article originally published on the Translational Research Institute Australia Website here.