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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

A common virus in the herpes family that may increase a person’s risk of developing some types of cancer.

Immunisation and Vaccination

Immunisation stimulates the body’s immune system to protect against specific diseases, including precancerous viral infections. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus – four out of five people will experience it at some stage of their lives….

Head and Neck Cancer

…16 or the EpsteinBarr virus (EBV). Being overweight or obese Older age (being over 40). Being male Having a first degree relative (parent, child or sibling) with some types of head and neck cancer. Being from southern China or South-East…

News: Deadly liver cancer on the rise in Queensland

…to allow early detection and potentially curative treatment for HCC.” Hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus infections are the leading causes of liver cancer globally. “Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of risk conditions such as viral hepatitis is therefore…

News: Help eliminate cervical cancer and save a friend’s life

…Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Screening Program. New research from Cancer Council has shown that if vaccination and screening coverage are maintained at their current rate, cervical cancer is likely to be eliminated as

human papillomavirus (HPV)

A group of viruses that can cause infection in the skin surface of different areas of the body including the genitals. Some strains increase the risk of cancer, including cervical cancer. Also called a wart virus.

News: Rates of HPV drop significantly following vaccine

A new report shows rates of human papillomavirus diagnosed among Australian men and women dropped by 13 per cent in just six years, thanks to the cervical cancer vaccination. A report released yesterday by the Kirby Institute in NSW showed…

Community Resources

…Role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in head and neck cancer Read the transcript of A/Prof Batstone’s presentation Speaker: Dr Megan Carroll, Radiation Oncology Registrar, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – Managing long-term effects of…

News: Three strikes for Brisbane: young men and women miss HPV shots

Only 79 per cent of 15-year-old girls in Brisbane’s inner city have been fully vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, new figures show. The latest AIHW report, released last week, shows the percentage of girls, and for the first time, boys,…