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http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1659773.htm

Cervical cancer vaccine

gets US approval

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PM - Friday, 9 June , 2006 18:30:00

Reporter: Samantha Donovan

MARK COLVIN: One of the greatest achievements in recent Australian medical research, the world's first cancer vaccine, cleared a significant hurdle today.

 

The Gardasil vaccine, designed to prevent cervical cancer, got approval for use in the United States.

 

The development of the vaccine began in the 1990s with Professor Ian Frazer's research at the University of Queensland.

 

It's expected that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration will approve Gardasil for local use in the next few weeks.

 

Samantha Donovan has the story.

 

SAMANTHA DONOVAN: Gardisil protects against the forms of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that cause about 70 per cent of cervical cancer cases.

 

1st Cancer Vaccine of the 21st century, An Insider Perspective

 

The Mount Sinai will honor Douglas Lowy, Laboratory Chief and Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Division of Basic Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH and John Schiller, Deputy Chief and Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Division of Basic Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, for research contributions which led to the clinical development of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer.

 

1st Cancer Vaccine of the 21st century, An Insider Perspective from the NIH

 

--Mount Sinai Medical Center

 

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