BENIGN anal or perianal conditions are commonly observed in general practice; many are self- limiting or respond to simple conservative over-the-counter medications or lifestyle measures. This article will examine in some detail the most common of these conditions: haemorrhoids, anal fissure, pilonidal sinus, anal sepsis and fistula.
Professor Andrew Grulich, Chief Principal Investigator of the SPANC STUDY explains the rationale behind the SPANC STUDY and shares some preliminary findings at the SPANC Information Night held on 25th March 2015.
SPANC Newsletter - Issue 7
SPANC Newsletter • Dec 2014
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New resource for anal cancer information - www.thebottomline.org.au
This website produced by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is intended as a resource for gay and other men who have sex with men. The resource contains detailed information about how anal cancer affects gay men. For more information check out this new resource now.
’PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF SPANC STUDY REVEAL ANAL LESIONS MAY SPONTANEOUSLY RESOLVE’ – 29 JULY 2014
Andrew Grulich from the Kirby Institute has revealed the preliminary results from the Institute’s Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC) which measured the prevalence of anal lesions and cancers in gay men who have HIV
Anal Cancer Precursor More Common in HIV+ Than HIV- MSM; Clearance Rate High’ – 20 July 2014
High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), an anal cancer precursor, proved more common in HIV-positive than HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in an interim analysis of a prospective Australian cohort
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Expert says boys must be offered cancer jab
Health • Amy Corderoy • 8 February 2011
THE immunisation program that protects girls against the virus linked to cervical cancer should immediately be extended to boys to prevent other cancers, a leading epidemiologist says. Read more...
Anal cancer screening needed
Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 26 May 2011
Research conducted by the Kirby Institute at UNSW (formerly the National Centre in HIV epidemiology and Clinical Research) has shown that the annual incidence of anal cancer in Australia has increased by almost 50% in the last 20 years. Read more...
Anal Pre-Cancer & Cancer
Specialist Services • Anal Cancer
What is anal cancer? Anal cancer is a tumour that develops in the last 5cm of the bowel. It is completely different from colorectal cancer, which occurs much higher up in the gut. Read more...
Cancer vaccinations for boys by 2012?
Australia, News • Andrew M Potts • 09 February 2011
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) will determine if the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, should be included in the National Immunisation Program for boys. Read more...
Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys
Health News • Lindy Kerin • 30 March 2010
Australian researchers say the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer in women, is now a leading cause of oral cancer in men in the Western world. Read more...