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  • A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has examined the impact of the pandemic on the way Australians utilise health services, including cancer screening. The full report can be found here and a podcast explaining the data is available here....

  • A modelling study conducted by the Cancer Council NSW predicts that cervical cancer may be effectively eliminated in Australia by 2035. The full study can be found here....

  • On 17 November 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally launched the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is supporting this WHO initiative by providing key evidence, technical materials, and updates for policy-makers, programme......

  • Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer and related deaths in the world, thanks to comprehensive vaccination and screening programmes. Not all women in the world are able to access vaccination and regular cervical screening, and so the burden of cervical cancer......

  • A Canadian research team have completed a large systematic review to summarise the most recent real-world evidence of HPV vaccine impact, more than a decade on from vaccine introduction. Read the full article here....

  • Following Australia’s successful HPV vaccination program, boys in the UK will now receive the HPV vaccine through the school based program as of the start of the school year, and gay, bisexual, and other men-who-have-sex-with-men up to the age of 45 can access free HPV......

  • A major paradigm shift in cervical screening tests is resulting in earlier detection of potentially cancer-causing infections. Read more from MJA and The Royal Women’s Hospital....

  • Research led by Prof Julia Brotherton of Victorian Cytology Service indicates high human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teenagers may help close the gap in cervical cancer rates. Read more here....

  • Over the last 10-12 years we have been assessing HPV prevalence through cross-sectional studies. This new data shows a huge drop in vaccine types of HPV. Read more here....

  • Doctors are hailing the development of the new HPV vaccine as an important victory in the fight to protect women against cervical cancer. Listen to one of the IMPACT study’s investigators, Prof Suzanne Garland here....

  • Almost 80% of 15-year-old girls in Australia are now immunised against HPV – now the push to achieve the same for Australian boys. Listen to the ABC podcast here...

  • What do the changes to cervical screening mean for you? Here’s a handy video from SBS to fill you in....

  • A useful fact sheet providing information on HPV disease and the available vaccines......

  • Associate Professor Julia Brotherton, an epidemiologist and Medical Director, discusses the latest finding from the program......

  • Julie Leask, Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, School of Public Health discusses vaccination hesitancy and “anti-vaxxers”......