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Stanford's Anal Cancer Expertise

Stanford's Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program patients are evaluated and treated by a team of doctors who participate in Stanford's multi-specialty GI Tumor Board. This team approach assures that all treatment approaches are considered, and the best plan possible is implemented.

Specialized treatments available to patients include:

  • Advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Special methods to monitor patients at high risk for developing anal cancer due to past Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection
  • Preventive techniques such as High Resolution Anoscopy designed to remove dangerous cells before they turn into cancer

Stanford operates a dedicated weekly multi-specialty GI Tumor Board attended by surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, and pathologists.

When appropriate, patients are invited to participate in studies of new treatments as well as large-scale multicenter clinical trials.

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