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Australian scientist develops a cervical cancer vaccine

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 03:03 AM
In a world first , Aussie scientist Ian Frazer, has developed a vaccine for cervical cancer. The research on this is far anough advanced that the vaccine could be on sale as early as next year.The vaccine works by giving immunity to the human pappiloma virus, or HPV, a leading cause of the development of cervical cancer.
AN Australian scientist has developed the world's first cancer vaccine - a drug with the potential to save the lives of tens of thousands of women each year by preventing cervical cancer.
The vaccine - based on work started 15 years ago by Ian Frazer, director of the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research at the University of Queensland - received a huge boost yesterday when researchers reported a 100 per cent success rate in final trials.

The results mean it could be on sale in Australia by the end of next year, after its developer, Melbourne drugmaker CSL, revealed the trial found it gave recipients 100 per cent protection against two strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV.

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This is a fantastic find. At present, there is no cure for cervical cancer, only possible early detection through pap smears. A major medical breakthrough can only help to save lives of many women around the world.

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[edit on 10/15/05 by FredT]

posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 03:44 AM
Great news, now that there is one vaccine, I expect many more will follow in a year or so.

posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:09 PM
This is a duplicate of thsi ATSNN submission:
(sci/tech) Cancer vaccine prevents lesions

[edit on 8-10-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]


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