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Vaccine to combat existing HPV to be released

SCIENTISTS are a step closer to releasing a vaccine to treat Human Papolliloma Virus, a common precursor to cervical cancer.

Led by former Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, who developed Gardasil, the Coridon vaccine aims to combat existing HPV infection and stop cancer onset.

Prof Frazer's blockbuster vaccine Gardasil, which is administered across the country to teenage girls, is only to prevent transmission of HPV.

There is hope this new therapy can assist patients who have already contracted HPV - a sexually transmitted disease.

Australian biomedical company Allied Healthcare Group, today announced positive trial results of Coridon.

 

Read more at News.com.au
 

Topics:  cervical cancer hpv vaccine



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