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Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter!

Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter!

Happy October! Welcome to the first edition of our quarterly newsletter! We hope to hear from you, our community, about what you want to see in this newsletter as well as what you want to see from us. Your voices shape our work, which is laser-focused on supporting those with anal cancer and their loved… read more

Foundation Honored Among 100 Leaders in the Cancer Community

Foundation Honored Among 100 Leaders in the Cancer Community

On June 15th, 2017, the Foundation was honored to be recognized as one of Mass General Hospital’s annual One Hundred game changers in the cancer community. We spent the evening with other inspirational nonprofits, doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, volunteers, researchers, patients, and caregivers. We were so moved by the impact and stories of the other… read more

Foundation honored as part of MGCCs ‘the one hundred’

Foundation honored as part of MGCCs ‘the one hundred’

Anal Cancer Foundation is honored to be named as part of Mass General Cancer Center’s ‘the one hundred’. Through the one hundred we celebrate hope, inspire action and can change how we fight cancer, together. Created and supported by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the one hundred is an awareness and fundraising initiative that… read more

Major Breakthrough in Anal Cancer Treatment

Major Breakthrough in Anal Cancer Treatment

Dear friends, We have some exciting news for anal cancer thrivers and their loved ones: last month, for the first time in decades, therapeutic options for metastatic HPV-related cancers leapt forward. Results from a study out of MD Anderson showed that metastatic anal cancer patients had an enormous response rate (24%) to a new immunotherapy… 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

Justine Almada speaks as part of National Cancer Prevention Day

Justine Almada speaks as part of National Cancer Prevention Day

National Cancer Prevention Day is celebrated annually on February 4. This year, HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation co-founder Justine Almada was invited to speak on Capitol Hill as part of the day’s proceedings. National Cancer Prevention Day is a resolution introduced by Representative Steve Israel highlighting the efforts of Less Cancer, a campaign that strives… read more

Adjusting to Life after Cancer Treatment

Adjusting to Life after Cancer Treatment

One of the most difficult times for individuals who have experienced a cancer diagnosis is the period right after cancer treatment has ended. This is known as the ‘re-entry period’. This time can be anywhere from immediately after cancer treatment ends to a year and a half after treatment. It can be a time where… read more

Thriver Perspective: Reflections on Celebrating the Big 5 – 0

Thriver Perspective: Reflections on Celebrating the Big 5 – 0

Jane celebrates her birthday while raising anal cancer awareness. Being diagnosed with Stage 1 Anal Cancer at 45 years old, and subsequent Stage IV AC three years later, roused a fear deep within me and rocked me to my core. A sentiment understood by many that have been a part of this non-enviable “club”. My brave… read more

Immunization Awareness Month: Gardasil 9

Immunization Awareness Month: Gardasil 9

As August is Immunization Awareness Month in the US we wanted to discuss Gardasil 9, the new 9-valent HPV Vaccine that was released to the public!  Read about how it’s different, its protection, and who should get it. On December 10, 2014, a new 9-valent vaccine was approved by the FDA in the United States…. read more

NOMAN IS AN ISLAND: RACE TO END HPV & 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… read more