On 25 November 2021, the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) launched the “Self-Collection Saves Lives" campaign which encourages healthcare practitioners to offer an alternative test for cervical screening to underscreened women and people with a cervix across Victoria.
Important changes to the clinical management of participants at Intermediate Risk in the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) came into effect on 1 February 2021. The NCSP Program Management Committee together with a clinical reference group have developed a set of communication materials including a letter from the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, and frequently asked question (FAQs) on these changes to the intermediate risk pathway.
Today, the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer was launched in Melbourne. Formerly VCS Foundation Ltd, the leading cervical cancer prevention body in Australia changed its name to reflect the organisation’s primary purpose and to achieve the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem in our region.
On 17 September 2021, VCS Pathology will launch its “Every Kit Counts” campaign for Healthcare Practitioners, including GPs and Nurses to to drive bowel cancer screening participation to 60% and save up to 84,000 lives by 2040.
Press Release: Australia assembles global preventative cancer leaders to improve cervical screening in India22 June 2021
Today, VCS Foundation, an NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Cervical Cancer Control (C4) partner, announced it will receive $1.33 million in funding through the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) for research to implement cervical cancer screening in hard-to-reach and vulnerable Indian communities.
VCS Foundation reports a sharp decline in cervical cancer screening test numbers as an impact of the latest COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.
As a proud member of Public Pathology Australia, VCS Foundation Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of a national campaign to raise awareness about the contribution that public pathology makes to the public health system and to the everyday lives of Australians across our diverse community.
Cancer Council Victoria has released a new ‘At Your Cervix’ campaign encouraging young Victorians to prioritise cervical screening as an act of self-care. With less than half of eligible Victorian women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 34 taking part in the National Cervical Screening Program, this campaign is an urgent call for young Victorians to prioritise their health by booking their Cervical Screening Test.
On 17 November, following the close of the 73rd World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization officially launched the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. The adoption of the strategy was co-led by Australia, who has a history of global leadership in cervical cancer prevention programs, technology and research.
Cervical cancer is on the brink of elimination. This powerful short film presents inspirational stories from cervical cancer survivors and health care professionals who are taking action towards worldwide cervical cancer elimination.
Australia has led the way by sponsoring a resolution at the most recent World Health Assembly calling for World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to adopt the WHO Global Strategy: Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem.
Malaysia’s adoption of the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control: Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem, represents a milestone in the fight against cancer.