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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

Foundation Leads Coalition Testimony on Male HPV Vaccination

The U.S. has terribly low HPV vaccination rates when compared to the United Kingdom and Australia. Reinforcing the testimony submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in February, we took action with colleague organizations this week to encourage the federal government to change that trend. Read the June testimony here. The HPV… read more

Foundation Submits Testimony to the CDC

The Anal Cancer Foundation led a coalition of eight organizations in submitting joint testimony to a hearing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 24th in support of routine HPV vaccination in males. The Anal Cancer Foundation was joined in the letter by Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Project Inform, LGBT Cancer… read more