Ian Frazer

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Prof Ian Frazer, a co-creator of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, in a lab at Translational Research in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: David Maurice Smith/The New York Times

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Australia within the next two decades because of a government program to vaccinate children against the cancer-(...)

‘No treatment exists for HPV infection; therefore the real prospect of its eradication by immunisation offers a significant health gain.’ Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection represents an increasing health burden. Some 540 cases of cancer associated with HPV infection are diagnosed eve(...)

HPV vaccine.

Irish doctors believe cervical cancer can be eradicated here within a generation if we switch to primary HPV screening of women and vaccination. The(...)

Prof Ian Frazer said cervical cancer can be eradicated by public health programmes similar to the one against polio.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The health programme against cervical cancer in Australia is so successful that it is expected that within 10 years, no women will be developing the c(...)

Prof Ian Frazer to receive an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland for his work. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Preparations have intensified to ensure the introduction of a new HPV test by the end of the year following the cervical cancer screening crisis. Min(...)