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    NOMAN IS AN ISLAND: RACE TO END HPV AND PREVENT 5% OF CANCERS

    What is the NOMAN Campaign?  It’s more than a race; it’s a call to action. Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 5% of cancers, many of which are preventable through HPV vaccination. An approved vaccine exists to prevent the virus, and many of the cancers it causes.  Why is HPV vaccination Important? 80% of people are exposed to […]

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    Taking Care of You: Managing Side Effects from Treatment for Anal Cancer

    On June 23, 2015 the Foundation held its first ever online educational event for the anal cancer community. We heard from a panel of thrivers (our word for survivors) and experts who work with thrivers. The thrivers discussed their personal experiences including diet, bowel movements, sexual functioning, anxiety and more and how they have personally […]

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    How Can Physical Therapy Help with Anal Cancer Recovery?

    This is the first of a three-part series regarding the benefits of physical therapy after treatment for anal cancer. The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation is thrilled to have licensed physical therapist Dr. Allison Palandrani lend her expertise on this subject matter. Featured Contributor: Allison Palandrani, PT, DPT At the pelvic rehabilitation center where I work as […]

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    HPV: A very real, but entirely preventable threat

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents cancer, but misunderstanding, stigma and confusion surrounding HPV and its related cancers continues to exist. This is leading to low immunization rates and the endangering of the next generation of boys and girls and the men and women they become. However, awareness is being raised through individuals like Speaker […]

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    Living and Thriving: an Educational Event

    Our second educational forum for anal cancer thrivers on May 13 in San Francisco was an unforgettable evening!  With the largest gathering of thrivers to date and individuals coming from as far as Texas and Oregon, the room was filled with anticipation and hope as the evening began.  Many came to learn from clinicians, while others attended to be […]

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    $1.2 MILLION CLOSER TO A CURE

    It is with great pleasure that we share with you a new exciting joint venture that we hope lays the groundwork for a cure of HPV-positive cancers. The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation  joined with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), to announce the formation of a […]

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    Paulette’s Legacy

    Today, April 5th, we honor our mother on the four-year anniversary of her death. We lost Paulette Isabel Crowther because there was limited advancement in preventing and treating anal cancer and HPV-related diseases. Our mother’s strength, passion and perseverance continue to be a driving force behind all that we do. Since her passing, we have […]

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    Running to Thrive!

              Thrivers, caregivers, volunteers and staff gather for a day of thriver events! Last Saturday, March 22, the Foundation attended M.D. Anderson’s S.C.O.P.E. 5K and hosted a thriver meet and greet in Houston, TX following the run.  The day was filled with camaraderie, support, and a feeling of togetherness. The run […]