Anal Cancer

Jeffrey J. Meyer, Christopher G. Willett, Brian G. Czito

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the various tumors that arise in the anal canal and surrounding perianal skin. In particular, we focus on the evolution of treatment for squamous cell anal canal cancers, and discuss recent advances in combined modality therapy for this disease. We also highlight potential future developments aimed at improving tumor control rates while minimizing treatment-associated toxicities. This edition first published 2013

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780470656242
StatePublished - Nov 15 2012


  • Anal cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Radiation
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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