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. The gene-editing tool, known as CRISPR-Cas9, is injected by nanoparticles in to the patient's bloodsteam. The nanoparticles then search for the cancer-causing gene E7 and cut the gene in half. When the cell repairs the gene with extra DNA, the cell doesn't recognise the cancerous cells and generates a healthy cell.