January 02, 2007

From Kevin Cooper:

Re: First cancer vaccine approved (June 9): You did not mention that that the vaccine was invented in Australia by an Australian. The following was extracted from this web site: www.whitehat.com.au/Australia/Inventions/InventionsA.html

The world’s first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives was developed by Professor Ian Frazer and others at the University of Queensland during the 1990s and eventually approved for use in USA in 2006. The vaccine does not act against cancer but against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It was released onto the market in 2006 under the name Gardacil.


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