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Scientists discover 'cure' for cervical cancer after breakthrough using gene-editing technol


Australia could become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.

Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have used gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using 'stealth' nanoparticles.

Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it's the first cancer cure using this technology. 

The mice treated had a 100 per cent survival rate, ABC reported, raising hopes for women with cervical cancer.

'We looked for lots of markers, inflammation and damage, but they were perfectly fine, so this is very exciting.'

Professor McMillan, together with research partner Luqman Jabair, have applied for a grant to begin human trails within the next five years.