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
New South Wales 2010, Australia
For appointments please:
Phone: +61 2 8382 3707
Fax: +61 2 8382 2090
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:
Links to external resources
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 Planet: https://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.