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The Foundation Expands to the UK

Consistent with our mission to reduce global suffering from anal cancer and the virus that causes the majority of its cases, HPV, we are happy to announce that the Anal Cancer Foundation has registered as a charity in England and Wales (Charity No. 1147457). The Anal Cancer Foundation aims to galvanize a global community of… read more

World’s First Anal Cancer Professional Society

We are thrilled to post that the Anal Cancer Foundation and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation each contributed a $50,000 grant to seed the world’s first anal cancer professional society. The International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS) is the recipient of the foundation’s first educational grant. IANS is the first professional society solely dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge… read more

In Service to the HPV & Anal Cancer Communities

In our first two years of service to the Anal Cancer communities, we have worked to improve patient outcomes for people living with anal cancer and prevent others from HPV-related cancer diagnosis. We would like to share with you how your support has helped us to fulfill our mission. INCREASING ACCESS TO THE HPV VACCINE… read more

Join Our Community Discussion on Anal Cancer

Please join the Anal Cancer Foundation on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM for a pioneering forum on anal cancer. Camille Almada will serve on a five person panel to discuss anal cancer stigma, prevention, screening, treatment and advocacy. We hope you will join us! What:   The Cancer that Dare Not Speak its Name: A… read more

A Shameless Opportunity to Win 10K for the Foundation

We would like to share a special opportunity with you to tweet or text your way to a $10,000 donation for the Anal Cancer Foundation. Three foundation supporters have signed up for Showtime’s Walk of Shameless competition. They were chosen to compete against 5 other teams to walk 12 hours a day on a treadmill… read more

Foundation Board Members write article for HIV Journal Achieve

The Anal Cancer Foundation is proud to participate in GMHC‘s journal Achieve. Foundation board members, Camille Almada and Nicoletta Bumbac contributed The Cancer That Dare Not Speak Its Name to the Fall 2011 publication focusing on Living With HIV. Achieve brings needed prevention and treatment information to the people living with HIV, their doctors, and caregivers. Informational… read more

CDC Routinely Recommends HPV Vaccine for Males

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the quadrivalent HPV vaccine for routine use in males aged 11-12. The ACIP also approved routine catch-up vaccination for males aged 13-21. The Anal Cancer Foundation applauds the ACIP’s affirmative vote to routinely recommend the quadrivalent HPV vaccine for boys…. read more

IPV 2011 Conference Summary

Executive Summary The 27th International Papillomavirus (IPV) Conference & Clinical Workshop took place on September 17-22, in Berlin. The Foundation attended this year’s IPV Conference to learn about the latest developments in scientific and clinical research along with public health related studies. Several studies piqued our interest; especially regarding the prevalence of HPV infection in… read more

Foundation Encourages NIH Funding Anal Precancer Study

Although anal cancer is increasing at a rate of about 2% a year, no routine screening or treatment protocols exist to diagnose the disease in its early precancerous stages. Of course, there are methods that clinicians use to find anal cancer – including digital anorectal exams, anal pap smears, and high resolution anoscopies (HRA) – … read more

Application for Organizations Seeking Educational Grants Announced

**UPDATE: Due to high interest, the application deadline has been extended from August 5 to August 12. The notification date has been extended from August 31 to September 9.   Program Overview and Statement of Purpose The Anal Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010, serves to provide support for patients and families, raise… read more