Anal Cancer

Common Name(s)

Anal Cancer, Cancer, Anal

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Following organizations serve the condition "Anal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Anal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anal Cancer" returned 104 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

HIV positivity but not HPV/p16 status is associated with higher recurrence rate in anal cancer.
 

Author(s): Joshua E Meyer, Vinicius J A Panico, Heloisa M F Marconato, David L Sherr, Paul Christos, Edyta C Pirog

Journal: J Gastrointest Cancer. 2013 Dec;44(4):450-5.

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a pathogenic factor of squamous cell carcinoma in various mucosal locations, including anal carcinoma (ACA). It is also known that patients positive for HIV are at high risk of ACA. The goal of this study was to examine clinical outcome in ACA in relation ...

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2013

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Risk factors for anal cancer in persons infected with HIV: a nested case-control study in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Barbara Bertisch, Silvia Franceschi, Mauro Lise, Pietro Vernazza, Olivia Keiser, Franziska Schöni-Affolter, Christine Bouchardy, Silvia Dehler, Fabio Levi, Gernot Jundt, Silvia Ess, Michael Pawlita, Helen Kovari, Gilles Wandeler, Alexandra Calmy, Matthias Cavassini, Marcel Stöckle, Gary Clifford,

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2013 Sep;178(6):877-84.

 

Although persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), particularly men who have sex with men, are at excess risk for anal cancer, it has been difficult to disentangle the influences of anal exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, immunodeficiency, and combined ...

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2013

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Invited commentary: Biological and clinical insights from epidemiologic research into HIV, HPV, and anal cancer.
 

Author(s): Eric A Engels, Margaret M Madeleine

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2013 Sep;178(6):885-7.

 

Anal cancer is common among people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This cancer is caused by human papillomavirus, and immunosuppression likely contributes to its development. In this issue of the Journal, Bertisch et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2013;178(6):877-884) present ...

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2013

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The terms "Anal Cancer" returned 25 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The increasing incidence of anal cancer: can it be explained by trends in risk groups?
 

Author(s): R P van der Zee, O Richel, H J C de Vries, J M Prins

Journal: Neth J Med. 2013 Oct;71(8):401-11.

 

Anal cancer incidence is gradually increasing. The cause of this increase is not exactly known. This systematic literature review aimed to investigate the trend in time of anal cancer incidence and to find an explanation for the supposed increase.

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2013

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Sentinel node mapping in anal canal cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Shahrzad Tehranian, Giorgio Treglia, David N Krag, Vahid Reza Dabbagh Kakhki, Seyed Rasoul Zakavi, Ramin Sadeghi, Mohamed Keshtgar

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2013 Sep;22(3):321-8.

 

The pathological condition of inguinal lymph nodes is an independent prognostic factor in predicting tumor recurrence and overall survival in anal canal cancer. Sentinel node mapping is a non-invasive method for the detection of inguinal lymph node involvement in anal cancer. In the ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2013

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Sphincter preservation in anal cancer: a brief review.
 

Author(s): Divya Khosla, Ritesh Kumar, Rakesh Kapoor, Suresh C Sharma

Journal: Saudi J Gastroenterol. ;19(3):101-7.

 

Management of anal cancer is a challenge. The goal of treatment is to eradicate tumor without sacrificing the anal sphincters. The idea of organ preservation emerged following the discovery of a high complete response rate from preoperative combined chemoradiation (CRT) prior to abdominoperineal ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Functional Outcomes Following Anal Cancer Treatment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2013

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