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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 09:45

Cervical cancer fighting vaccine recognised as an outstanding
example of innovation at G20

17 November 2014
The outstanding work of Ian Frazer and the development of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil has been recognised by world leaders at the G20 summit held in Brisbane over the past days.
President Obama publicly acknowledged the cervical cancer vaccine at his landmark speech at the University of Queensland on Saturday.
President Obama recognised the University of Queensland as one of the world’s great institutions of science and teaching.
“Your research led to the vaccine that protects women and girls around the world from cervical cancer.  
Your innovations have transformed how we treat disease and how we unlock new discoveries” he said.
Earlier last week Science and Technology Minister Ian Walker identified the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil as one of two innovations in science to be promoted at the G20.
"We have certainly charged the chief scientist (Geoff Garrett) to make sure that he speaks with his colleagues who will be attending from, around the world," Mr Walker said.
"To explain what we are already doing in the science and innovation area and the strides we have made and how we can be a part of that future."
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