Explore our history, back to 1964.

On 8 November 2021, we changed our name from VCS Foundation Ltd to the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC). Our new name ensures that we are recognised as Australia’s leading organisation in cervical cancer prevention. This is an important step to move ahead in our goal to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in our region.

On this date we also launched the Australian HPV Reference Laboratory. Our laboratory team is widely regarded for their leadership, innovation and deep expertise in cervical cancer prevention. The laboratory works hand-in-hand with quality assurance programs, test manufacturers, other laboratories and researchers within Australia and abroad to enhance and monitor the performance HPV tests, technology and laboratory procedures to help reduce HPV-related disease.