Time for a strategic research response to anal cancer

Andrew E Grulich, Richard J Hillman, Julia M L Brotherton, Christopher K. Fairley

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Anal cancer was until recently regarded as a rare cancer of little consequence. The articles in this special edition of Sexual Health clearly demonstrate that anal cancer is increasing in incidence and, in some populations, it has become an urgent public health priority. In this summary paper, we will review the data presented in this issue and elsewhere on the magnitude of the issue, the means of prevention and treatment, and suggest a way forward. Journal compilation CSIRO

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-631
Number of pages4
JournalSexual Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • human papillomavirus
  • incidence
  • prevalence
  • prevention
  • screening
  • treatment.

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