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Why Roswell Park for Anal Cancer?

Our nationally recognized physician team

Our accomplished physicians are leaders in the field and hold leadership roles in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Roswell Park physicians not only follow the evidence based NCCN treatment guidelines used by physicians around the world; they write them.

  • Roswell Park’s Steven Nurkin, MD, MS serves on the NCCN panel that establishes the best practices for treating anal cancer.
  • Our physician team includes specialists from different areas of medicine including gastrointestinal surgery, medical and radiation oncology, gastrointestinal-specific pathologists and more, who meet regularly and collaborate to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Our quality, comprehensive care

We offer treatments at the forefront of cancer care, plus clinicians with the knowledge and experience to use them. Our patients with anal cancer may require a treatment plan that includes:

  • Enrolling in clinical trials to access the very latest drugs, immunotherapies and targeted agents — oftentimes years before they become available from other providers. Roswell Park opens new clinical trials every day.
  • Chemoradiation therapy, in which systemic chemotherapy is delivered simultaneously with radiation therapy treatments. This approach requires expert medical and radiation oncology teams working together to tailor treatment precisely for you.

Support beyond cancer care

We offer a broad range of support services to care for you, not just your cancer, including nutrition services, physical therapy, tobacco cessation, acupuncture, spiritual care, counseling, music, art and pet therapy, and more. Some highlights include: