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The most up-to-date reporting and breakthroughs in anal cancer and HPV research, and the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation’s latest activities and events.

Major Breakthrough in Anal Cancer Treatment

Major Breakthrough in Anal Cancer Treatment

Dear Friend of ACF, We want you be the first to know that, for the first time in decades, therapeutic options for anal cancer leapt forward. Results from a study funded showed that metastatic anal cancer patients had an enormous response rate (24%) to a new immunotherapy compound called Nivolumab. Further, the drug was well tolerated. Lancet,… read more

2016 Year in Review!

2016 Year in Review!

What a year this was! 2016 rang in the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation’s most exciting advances yet This year, your support allowed us to advance research for a cure, contribute to patient and provider education, and fight for improved models of prevention, care and treatment. The highlights included features in Newsweek and the American Cancer Society,… read more

Thrivers in Action

Thrivers in Action

On Sunday, November 13th the International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS) hosted a panel of anal cancer thrivers, entitled Thrivers In Action. The panel focused on what people who have experienced anal cancer are currently doing to “pay it forward” for other patients and families. The panel was moderated by Justine Almada, Co-Founder and Executive Director… read more