Compass is recruiting HPV vaccinated women in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales aged 25-38 years. The world-first clinical trial aims to find the most effective strategies for cervical screening in HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccinated women.
In the Compass trial, you will have a test taken from your cervix in exactly the same way as you would usually have a routine Cervical Screening Test except that the cells will be put into a liquid rather than onto a glass slide. This liquid sample can be used to make a Pap smear or a HPV test. Some women in this trial will have a Pap smear, some women will have a test for HPV.
This trial is being conducted by VCS Foundation and Cancer Council NSW.
To join the trial, which is currently available at Family Planning NSW clinics in Fairfield, Newcastle, Penrith and Ashfield, interested women are encouraged to visit compasstrial.org.au or call 1800 611 635.