About 17 years ago, Jeff Taylor, an AIDS advocate, became worried he might have anal cancer. Through his work, Taylor knew that anal cancer rates had risen steeply among people with HIV. He was having discomfort, and he knew that there was a simple screening test: a swab that is processed just like a routine pap smear.
By Dr. Naomi Jay, RN, NP, PhD, SF Bay Times, November 2013
I promised I wouldn’t write every column on HPV (human papillomavirus) or anuses, and I won’t, but bear with me (pun intended) for one or two columns in honor of the upcoming inaugural International Anal Neoplasia Society Conference here in San Francisco beginning Friday November 22nd. I will report on highlights of the conference next month. The connection between the two topics is that HPV is associated with most anal cancers and precancer lesions as well as anal warts.
UCSF Scientist Wins $89M Grant to Study Anal Cancer In HIV-Infected People
A UC San Francisco investigator has won an eight-year grant from the National Cancer Institute for a major investigation into anal cancer, a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease largely concentrated among people with HIV.
The total amount of the award over the life of the grant is projected to be approximately $89 million.
By Dr. Naomi Jay, RN, NP, PhD, SF Bay Times, December 2013