Local women assist in world-first clinical trial

Encouraging women to participate in the clinical trial which Kapunda Medical Centre and Eudunda Medical Practice are participating in are: Jo Shearer, nurse manager; Kirralee Pratt, patient and Dr Yvonne Amos.

For Kapunda mother of two, Kirralee Pratt the outcome of a clinical trial to find the most effective strategy for optimising cervical screening in HPV vaccinated women is one she’ll watch closely.

The 28 year old encouraged women to be part of the Compass Trial which will help to understand the best way to refine HPV (human papillomavirus) testing, especially in women who have received the HPV vaccination.

Kapunda Medical Centre and Eudunda Medical Practice are participating in the world-first clinical trial and are among 570 practices in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

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