Women left behind in race to beat cervical cancer by 2030
Australian women in under-screened communities are being urged to take the new self-collection cervical cancer screening option through their health professional as the World Health Organisation (WHO) marks two years since the announcement of its goal to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.
Calls for stronger public health messages for cervical screening
Despite Australia being on track to eliminate cervical cancer, knowledge gaps and barriers remain, particularly around self-collection.
Communique from EAGER, 12 September 2022
Communique from the Expert Advisory Group for the Elimination Response The third meeting of the Expert Advisory Group for the Elimination Response (EAGER) was held on 12 September 2022 via videoconference. The discussion focused on: The key consultation findings The proposed structure, strategic priorities and actions of the draft National Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy MEETING […]
Project Update, September 2022
The National Elimination Project Team has analysed the data from the public consultation and is now drafting the National Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy. Please read on for important updates. Thank you to all who contributed to the public consultation Thank you to all who have participated in our consultation activities and contributed to shape Australia’s […]
College partnerships to drive women’s GP visits
Women’s health checks are playing catch up, and the RACGP is hoping to boost GP visits and screening via an ongoing collaboration.
DIY cervical cancer test a ‘game changer’
A cervical cancer do-it-yourself test is now available in Australia allowing more women to privately administer their own swabs in a GP clinic.
New self-test makes it easier than ever to screen for cervical cancer.
So how does it work? Australia is the first country to use the new test as part of an organised national program to improve screening rates.
Cervical Cancer Screening Steps Up
Women aged 25-to-74 will be able to collect their own sample to test for the human papillomavirus.
Communique from EAGER, 5 April 2022
Communique from the Expert Advisory Group for the Elimination Response The second meeting of the Expert Advisory Group for the Elimination Response (EAGER) was held on 5 April 2022 via videoconference. The discussion focused on: the development of documents and a survey for community consultation, and the process for engaging with stakeholder groups through workshops, […]
Communique from EAGER, 4 February 2022
Communique from the Expert Advisory Group for the Elimination Response (EAGER) On 17 November 2021, the Australian Government announced the development of a collaborative National Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy (the Strategy). This collaborative project is being led by the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC). The project will inform the Australian Government Department of Health’s […]