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2022 Year in Review

The Anal Cancer Foundation is starting yet another exciting year! With new partnerships forged and enlightening conversations with more experts in the anal cancer field, we feel as invigorated as ever for the new adventures 2023 will bring. If you missed it, please read about our advocacy push last month for the first national anal… read more

Thrivers Share Testimony with US Preventive Services Task Force

In January, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) opened their draft research plan on anal cancer screening to public comment. This is the first time the Task Force has considered whether to recommend screening for anal cancer. Despite available treatments for precancer, anal cancer is not routinely screened for. Today, a correct and early… read more

2022 Virtual Patient Summit: 1 October

The 2022 Virtual Anal Cancer Patient Summit is an opportunity for anal cancer advocates, patients, and caregivers to learn, connect, and be empowered! Sessions will feature invited speakers: from oncologists to physical therapists, to thrivers who have faced anal cancer themselves. We look forward to bringing together the anal cancer community for a day dedicated… read more

Rare and Misunderstood: An IANS Annual Meeting Patient Panel

Rare and Misunderstood: An IANS Annual Meeting Patient Panel

On June 5th, the third day of the 2022 International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS) Scientific Meeting in New York, a panel of brave and outspoken thrivers shared their experiences with the assembled medical experts, in a session entitled. “Rare and Misunderstood: Ten Years Later – Narratives and Perspective on the Anal Cancer Experience.” The session… read more

2022 International Anal Neoplasia Society Scientific Meeting

On June 3-5, researchers and medical professionals from all over the globe came together at the 2022 International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS) Scientific Meeting In New York. They gathered to discuss best practices in anal cancer prevention and treatment, presenting their research and specific clinic experiences. Anal cancer and pre-cancer data were also shared by… read more

ANCHOR Trial Q & A

ANCHOR Trial Q & A

The groundbreaking ANCHOR study showed that early detection and treatment of anal HSIL (anal precancer) reduces cancer progression by 57%. Today, the study and results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was conceived by Anal Cancer Foundation scientific advisory board member Dr. Joel Palefsky, and supported through advocacy efforts by the… read more

A successful start to our 2022 Expert Hour webinar series!

A successful start to our 2022 Expert Hour webinar series!

We recently held the inaugural webinars in our 2022 Expert Hour webinar series: Clinical Trials 101 and Immunotherapy 101. Dr. Lee Rosen of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Dr. Julius Strauss of the National Institutes of Health were the first two experts to hold informative and insightful sessions. We were thrilled at the… read more

Reminder: Register for Expert Hour Webinar—Immunotherapy 101

We hope you will join us for a webinar for anal cancer thrivers and caregivers focused on immunotherapy! Date: Thursday, April 21 Time: 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern Dr. Julius Strauss, medical oncologist and lead researcher at the National Cancer Institute, explains how immunotherapy works, who can benefit, key terms, and existing treatment and trials…. read more

New Expert Hour Webinar Series

We are excited to announce our 2022 webinar series! When you know what your providers know, you are empowered to have more in-depth and productive conversations toward our #1 priority: getting you the best care possible. Building from the success of our virtual anal cancer conference in 2021, we want to bring the experts right… read more

2021 Year In Review

2021 was another unprecedented year, with new challenges for many people, particularly those living with cancer. However, this year also saw phenomenal progress toward our vision for a world without HPV and anal cancer. In this Year in Review, we reflect on a year of advances in improving outcomes for those affected by anal cancer… read more