Key Events & Changes

Dedicated to fighting cervical cancer

The whole of the available time, resources and energy of our Charity is aimed at preserving and protecting health and relieving sickness associated with Cervical Cancer in the UK or elsewhere through our approach to and use of the following activities:

  • Providing education about the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and other women's diseases and cancers
  • Promoting screening, treatment and vaccination for cancer and particularly cervical cancer
  • Facilitating medical screening, vaccination and treatment of people affected by cervical and similar cancers
  • Providing support and relief to those in need who are affected directly or indirectly by cervical cancer and other related women's diseases and cancers.

However, in working in this sector we have noticed that there are 'Key events and Activities' which a significant effect on the activities we are involved in and we list what we believe to be Key Incidents. There may of course be others which you may believe to be significant, if so please share them with us as we can then pass the details to others involved in this very important area.

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HOPES RAISED OF ELIMINATING CERVICAL CANCER BY 2040

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The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a major review of evidence.

Vaccination against the human papilloma virus, which causes most cervical cancers, began over a decade ago.

A Lancet review of 65 studies covering 60 million people showed a fall in HPV cases and in pre-cancerous growths.

Over decades, this should translate into a significant fall, and possible eradication, of the cancer they said.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust said the data should boost faith in the jab.

Source: NHS Choices

What is the human papilloma virus (HPV)?

- HPV is the name for a common group of viruses; there are more than 200 types of HPV

- Many women will be infected with HPV over the course of their lifetime, with no ill effect

- Most cervical cancers are caused by infection from 16 high-risk ...

Professor Ian Frazer talks about the Gardasil HPV

Ian Frazer - The man who saved a million lives by Madonna King Book Cover

Cervical Cancer is the only cancer that is preventable via vaccine.

The discoveries made by Professor Ian Frazer and his late colleague; Jian Zhou led to the world’s first vaccine for cervical cancer. Gardasil is now used in 121 countries and has been administered more than 125 million times. The vaccine could eventually protect 28 million women from cervical cancer by 2020.

In the enclosed video, Professor Ian Frazer talks about the vaccine, its development and use around the world.

Prof. Ian Frazer has become a household name due to the amazing work he has done to reduce the chance of precious women across the world being diagnosed with the life-threatening disease, Cervical Cancer.

Ian Frazer’s biography details the real story of this Scottish-born Australian of the Year, co-inventor of the HPV vaccine. Written by Madonna King, an award winning journalist, she tells of the ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and c...