Cervical cancer

From National Cancer Control Policy
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Cervical cancer

About this chapter

This chapter of the National Cancer Prevention Policy combines information about human papillomavirus immunisation and cervical screening, which were two separate chapters in previous editions of the NCPP. It will be updated as significant new literature is published or changes in the policy environment occur.

The chapter was revised in March/April 2012 in consultation with Associate Professor Karen Canfell (now Group Leader - Cancer Modelling Group, The Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of New South Wales). Associate Professor Kristine Macartney (Deputy Director of Government Programs, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance) provided advice about HPV immunisation. It was externally reviewed in July 2012 by Professor Ian Frazer, Professor Ian Hammond and Dr Marion Saville.

The chapter was updated in May 2014, to include the recommendations of the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program.

Contact: Paul Grogan


  1. Overview
  2. Impact
  3. Causes
  4. Prevention
  5. Screening
  6. Policy context
  7. Policy priorities in summary