18 February 2022

Australia develops world’s first cancer vaccine

Australian scientists flipped the problem to create a cervical cancer vaccine.

Australia has always been a nation of innovators. Take a look at the team of Australian scientists that flipped the problem. Instead of fighting cervical cancer, they developed a way to stop it from ever occurring. And in the last 10 years, 85 countries have immunised over 270 million people. If we continue vaccinating young people at current rates, cervical cancer will be completely eliminated.

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