ACR Appropriateness Criteria® on Treatment of Anal Cancer

Matthew M. Poggi, W. Warren Suh, Leonard Saltz, Andre A. Konski, Mohammed Mohiuddin, Joseph Herman, Peter A. Johnstone

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Anal cancer is a relatively rare neoplasm, accounting for roughly 4,500 cases per year. The evolution of the definitive treatment of anal cancer from a surgical to a nonsurgical approach, however, has been viewed as a model disease site in a larger paradigm shift in medicine. Organ preservation, in this case a functional anal sphincter, and durable cure are obtainable goals. To this end, anal cancer is a disease best treated primarily with chemoradiation. Although appropriate treatment can produce acceptable results, further investigation and improvement in therapy are still needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-456
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Anal
  • carcinoma
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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