11 Aug 2017

Could a new vaccine wipe out cervical cancer?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:23 pm on 11 August 2017

A Melbourne-based study has found the new Gardasil 9 vaccine protected against 93 per cent of cancers.

The vaccine is being reviewed by Australia's pharmaceutical authority.

The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, was led by Associate Professor Julia Brotherton - a public health physician and Medical Director of Australia's National HPV Vaccination Program Register.

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