Something truly amazing has happened.
Tell your friends about it. It could save their lives.
Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.
This amazing achievement follows the success of the Human 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 a public health issue within 20 years.
It’s something you can be really proud of.
Australia has been at the forefront of human papilloma virus research.
It started with key innovations in immunology and vaccine development and involved the implementation of large-scale vaccination initiatives and the transition to HPV-based screening.
What’s more, the world’s first cancer vaccine was developed by Professor Ian Frazer in 2005 to protect against types of HPV that cause around 90% of cervical cancer cases.
This research was partly funded by Cancer Council Queensland.
It shows that your support really can lead to the next cancer breakthrough.
Will you help spread the message that you can help eliminate cervical cancer by talking to your friends and family about the HPV vaccination and cervical screening?