As a result, in one-half to two-thirds of patients with anal cancer, a delay of up to 6 months occurs between the time when symptoms start and when a diagnosis is made. Basic science and translational research have led to the identification of the virus which causes most cases of anal cancer and to a vaccine that can help prevent precursor lesions as well as tools to screen and treat high risk individuals. Progression from ain to invasive malignancy is uncommon in immunocompetent patients [. Orally is tolerable and appears effective [. In the era of personalized medicine it would appear time for a shift in the treatment paradigm for patients with metastatic anal cancer. Disclosure: received salary from medscape for employment. Of treating t2 or more extensive tumors with radiotherapy.
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However, if patients with these larger tumors are disease free at the conclusion of chemoradiation, only 25% will require a salvage apr. Multi-institutional and collaborative group studies are warranted to determine prognostic factors, especially biologic and molecular factors.