Dysplasia and Anal Cancer Services

Where is it held?

The clinic takes place at the Applied Medical Research Clinical Research Program unit (AMR-CRP), which is located at:

Level 4, Xavier Building
St Vincent’s Hospital
Victoria Road
New South Wales 2010, Australia

For appointments please:     

Phone: +61 2 8382 3707

Fax: +61 2 8382 2090

Email: SVHS.IBACReception@svha.org.au                                      

Who is seen there?

DACS is a referral-based service, which only sees people by appointment. If you think you need to be seen by the clinic, discuss the matter with your doctor first.

We give priority to those with potentially malignant HPV-related disease, such as the following:

  • people with established anal cancer or pre-cancer (“AIN2”, “AIN3” or “HSIL”)
  • HIV positive gay/bisexual men aged 35 years or older
  • people with immunodeficiency aged 35 years or older
  • HIV negative gay/bisexual men aged 50 years or older

Sexual Health Clinics are better able to help with anal warts.

What happens there?

Patients are initially assessed for anal pre-cancers and anal cancer, using a variety of techniques including anal Pap smears, detection of High Risk HPV and high resolution anoscopy. Please note that this both a research and clinical facility.

Where can I get further information?

Follow the links for further information on this site:

General information can be found at The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation http://www.analcancerfoundation.org/ and http://analcancerinfo.ucsf.edu/

Resources specifically for gay men are at The Bottom Line   http://www.thebottomline.org.au/

A series of more detailed videos can be found at The Seventh Planethttps://www.youtube.com/user/AnalNeoplasia/feed?activity_view=1

SPANC Clinical Trial

This is a research program investigating anal cancer screening technologies in homosexual men aged 35 years and over. The trial has now closed to new participants. Please visit the SPANC website for updates.