Anal Cancer

Cancer of the anus is a relatively rare lower gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, but the physicians, nurses and staff of Roswell Park treat it every day.

Our experts will create a personalized treatment and recovery plan designed specifically for your unique diagnosis, your needs and your preferences.

Roswell Park physicians play a leadership role in developing the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines that specify the best ways of preventing, detecting and treating specific types of cancer.

Patients with suspected or newly-diagnosed anal cancer may have an initial evaluation within 24 hours. A team member will meet with you to outline further diagnostics, treatment or need for evaluation with the multidisciplinary team.


An accurate analysis by a pathologist is critical in determining the best approach to treatment. Our scientists analyze large numbers of specimens and review a high volume of cases. This expertise allows them to identify even slight variances, which may distinguish a highly treatable cancer from one that is more aggressive.

Pioneering Clinical Trials

Roswell Park strives to find better ways to treat anal cancer through clinical trials, many of which have been pioneered and launched by our own translational research team.

Available Anal Cancer Clinical Trials