Combo Carboplatin/Paclitaxel New Standard of Care for Anal Cancer Combo Carboplatin/Paclitaxel New Standard of Care for Anal Cancer
The combination of carboplatin plus paclitaxel was less toxic and trended toward better survival as compared with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study shows better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) People with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often administered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anal cancer's first randomized trial for inoperable disease sets the treatment standard
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) Results from first randomized trial for inoperable anal cancer suggest that carboplatin-paclitaxel become the standard treatment for these patients. Results of worldwide InterAAct trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Phase 2 trial compared two conventional chemotherapies (N=91). Objective response rate (the primary endpoint) the same between treatments: 57% (cisplatin-5FU) versus 59% (carboplatin-paclitaxel). More adverse events with cisplatin-5FU: 62% versus 36%. Improved overall survival with carboplatin-paclitaxel (20 months versus 12.3). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Royal Marsden trial leads to practice changing milestone for advanced anal cancer
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Results from the first ever randomised clinical trial in advanced anal cancer patients, led and supported by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, in collaboration with colleagues in the US, Norway and Australia, has led to a practice changing milestone with a new approach to treatment which is safer and more effective than previously recommended treatments for this group of patients. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology today, (Friday 12th June 2020). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Patients with Anal Cancer Experienced Chemoradiation Therapy Interruption and Noncompletion
A recent study published in JAMA Oncology revealed that quality improvement initiatives are necessary to optimize treatment and lessen chemotherapy interruption and noncompletion rates among patients with squamous cell anal carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Anal cancer symptoms: Five signs of the deadly disease you need to know
ANAL cancer is a rare form of the disease that affects the end of the bowel. What are the five signs of the deadly disease you need to know about? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian, Black Men With HIV Less Likely to Get Anal-Cancer Screening Asian, Black Men With HIV Less Likely to Get Anal-Cancer Screening
Asian men with HIV are much less likely than their white peers to have discussed anal-cancer screening with a healthcare provider, new findings from Canada show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

National Vaccination Program Leads To Marked Reduction In HPV Infections
When Marcia Cross linked her anal cancer to HPV infection, it raised yet another red flag that HPV can affect the gastrointestinal tract, not just the female reproductive tract. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Van Morris, MD, Discusses Novel Therapies for Patients with Colorectal and Anal Cancer
The expert spoke about ongoing trials of novel treatment strategies that may lead to the development of new therapies in this space. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Van Morris, MD Source Type: news

Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?
First introduced in 2006, the multi-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent most cervical and anal cancers among children and young adults exposed to the virus. It can also prevent the majority of both HPV-driven oral and penile cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Dramatic' Rise in Anal Cancer Incidence and Mortality'Dramatic' Rise in Anal Cancer Incidence and Mortality
A large-scale registry study shows an increase in both the incidence and mortality from anal cancer in the United States since 2001.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'I Want to Go Home and Die,' Says Cancer-Stricken Woman
[New Zimbabwe] Divorced by her husband of 15 years after being diagnosed with anal cancer, further rejected by relatives and friends, a Chiredzi woman felt it was time to leave the hospital so she could "go back home and die". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anal Cancer Rates, Deaths Are Climbing, Study Finds
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Source: AARP.org News - November 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anal cancer mortality rates have more than doubled in the US
Researchers warn that the incidence and mortality rates of anal cancer have been increasing steeply in the United States over a period of only 15 years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
Title: HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
Overall, anal cancer rates and deaths are increasing nearly 3% per year, making it one of the fastest-rising cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Increasing
Greater increase seen for distant - stage and regional - stage SCCA than for localized - stage SSCA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. " What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Increasing
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- There has been an increase in the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Ashish A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says
Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years
A little over half of US teens are up-to-date on HPV vaccinations that prevent 90% of anal cancer cases, but rates are rising among older Americans University of Texas researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anal Cancer Victim Tells Harrowing Tale As Doctors Strike Continues
[New Zimbabwe] As soon as her husband got wind of the nature of her sickness, he left, leaving her to deal with the unfavourable and very difficult conditions associated with cancer, anal cancer for that matter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV
Authors call for new screening strategies for anal cancer prevention in women living with HIV (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs), which precede anal cancer, is high among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in the United States, according to a study published online July 11 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater prevalence of anal cancer precursors for women living with HIV than prior reports
(Boston Medical Center) The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported, a multi-site, national study involving hundreds of patients has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Ages For Males Should Be Extended, According To CDC Panel
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses of the HPV vaccine around 11 or 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Herlev University Hospital Treats First Patient in Denmark on Varian Halcyon System
Palo Alto, Calif. and Herlev, Denmark, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced Herlev University Hospital near Copenhagen, Denmark is Scandinavia's first facility to utilize the Halcyon™ system. The first patient treated on the system was a 42-year-old female undergoing treatment for anal cancer. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), including improved patient...This story is related to the following:Medical Equipment Machinery (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - June 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine
Anal cancer, a rare cancer often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been brought to the forefront as an actress shares her story of her own experience with this disease. HPV vaccination will reduce risk of HPV-related cancers in the future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Actress shines light on HPV's link to anal cancers
Actress Marcia Cross has been public about her anal cancer diagnosis more than a year ago, now sharing that doctors suspect her cancer came from the same type of human papillomavirus, or HPV, behind her husband's throat cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TV Star Marcia Cross Raises Anal Cancer Awareness
By sharing her story, Cross hopes others will get up the nerve to talk with their doctors about symptoms such as rectal bleeding, a lump in the anus, or difficulty going to the bathroom. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Desperate Housewives' Star Keen to Spread Awareness of Anal Cancer
Title: 'Desperate Housewives' Star Keen to Spread Awareness of Anal CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Marcia Cross reveals the HPV strain that caused her anal cancer also gave her husband throat cancer
Marcia Cross, 57, was diagnosed with anal cancer in November 2017. Doctors say it is likely linked to the same HPV strain that caused husband Tom Mahoney's throat cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why "Desperate Housewives" star is talking about anal cancer
"Mostly I want to talk about it because I know there are people who are ashamed" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is on a mission to destigmatize anal cancer
Award-winning actress Marcia Cross is perhaps best known for her role as the perfect homemaker on the TV series, "Desperate Housewives." She was diagnosed with anal cancer about a year-and-a-half ago. After Cross completed radiation and chemotherapy, she reached out to CBS News medical contributor Dr. Jon LaPook to share her story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay and HIV positive men should be getting an 'anal Pap smear,' doctors suggest  
Anal cancer rates are have risen steeply, driven by HPV and, likely, wider acceptance of anal sex. Doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, think that an anal swab could prevent the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC admits HIV is exploding among transgender women... total silence from left-wing media, just like with the spread of anal cancer among homosexuals
(Natural News) It used to be that AIDS was widely regarded as the “gay disease.” But now it’s a transgender disease as well, with new data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that an astounding one in seven transgender “women” are infected with HIV. According to a CDC “Dear... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The HPV vaccine is important for preteens and teenagers. What about older women?
A doctor explores the pros and cons of a 45-year-old getting the shots against a disease that can cause cervical, oral and anal cancers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daphne Miller Source Type: news

Woman, 73, has bizarre rash only to be given the devastating diagnosis of anal cancer
The unnamed woman had seen her skin flare up for almost a year before going to see a doctor in Kansas, where she lives, dermatologists report in New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals the evolution of brain tumours
New treatments needed for glioblastomas Related items fromOnMedica New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers Brain cancer research to receive £45m funding boost Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Combined treatment works best for anal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: HPV Vaccine
-- The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical, throat, vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer. To reduce your child's risk, the American Cancer Society encourages the vaccine. Here are some fast facts from the ACS. The HPV vaccine: Is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist -- including the recently approved Gardasil 9, which immunizes against nine genotypes of HPV known to cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. But the vaccine needs to be given before a person becomes sexually active, since it has no therapeutic efficacy against existing HPV infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-Resolution Anoscopy for Anal Cancer Screening in HIV High-Resolution Anoscopy for Anal Cancer Screening in HIV
Is high-resolution anoscopy an effective and tolerable means of screening HIV patients at high risk of anal cancer?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Chemo-Radiation for Distant Mets Ups Survival in Anal Cancer Chemo-Radiation for Distant Mets Ups Survival in Anal Cancer
Extended-field chemo-radiation therapy should be considered a potentially curative treatment option for some patients with advanced anal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation therapy advances extend, improve lives of patients with anal cancer, studies find
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Two recent studies find advances in radiation therapy are helping to prolong or improve the lives of people with anal cancer, including those whose cancer has advanced to stage IV. Both studies were published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New treatment approach for advanced anal cancer
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) A new approach to treating advanced anal cancer is safer and more effective than the most widely used current treatment, according to the first ever randomized clinical trial in this group of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The science of infectious disease is BANNED by Twitter... LGBT thought police are now causing the spread of anal cancer and AIDS
(Natural News) The Twitter thought police recently blocked a widely-respected, pro-life news outlet from accessing its account over a four-year-old tweet that contained facts about how homosexual men are prominent carriers of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, a molecular biologist and microbiologist who also serves as president and CEO of the Coalition on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anal cancer: Farrah Fawcett, Marcia Cross and the HPV cancer
Anal cancer is rare, but Google searches about it are soaring after Marcia Cross revealed she is recovering from it. Here we explain the cancer, which killed Farrah Fawcett in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news