It was great to see The Project's Carrie Bickmore use her TV WEEK Gold Logie acceptance speech to raise awareness of an issue that affects so many people. Nominations for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open and if you know of someone going above and beyond, give them the recognition they deserve! #beaniesforbraincancer www.australianoftheyear.org.au/nominate Read More →
Cancer vaccine approved for sale
Congratulations to Australian of the Year 2006, Professor Ian Frazer - the vaccine he invented to help prevent cervical cancer has been approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. This means that the vaccine, known as Gardasil, could be available to Australian women as early as September this year.
"Cervical cancer affects half a million women each year. Ian's vaccine will change the lives of countless women, particularly in developing countries. We are so proud that this ground-breaking research was achieved right here in Australia. Ian truly is an Australian who makes us proud," said Lisa Curry-Kenny, Chair of the National Australia Day Council