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Prevent Anal Cancer Study

Anal cancer is fairly rare – much less common than cancer of the colon or rectum, but the number of new anal cancer cases have been rising for many years. The Prevent Anal Cancer study (PAC) is a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute. The study is researching new and unique methods to test for anal cancer in men who have sex with men and transwomen in Milwaukee, Chicago and Houston. 

PAC Logo Color-page-001 The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 8,300 new anal cancer cases and about 1,280 deaths from anal cancer in the United States in 2019. Because treatment for anal cancer is often very effective, and many patients with this cancer can be cured, early detection is important for survival. The Prevent Anal Cancer study (PAC) is a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute. The study is researching new and unique methods to test for anal cancer in men who have sex with men and transwomen in Milwaukee, Chicago and Houston.

This study is led by Dr. Alan Nyitray at the Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with community based organizations, local area clinics and other research institutions. We are looking for study participants, who if eligible, will be compensated for their participation in the project. Click on the + buttons below to take the eligibility survey, learn more about the project and study team, and learn more about anal cancer.

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Contact Us & Get Involved

For general information or to request a link for the eligibility survey, contact:

PAC Study, Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
PACStudy@mcw.edu

Study Coordinator: Christopher Ajala
cajala@mcw.edu or (414) 805-8200

Principal Investigator: Alan Nyitray, PhD
anyitray@mcw.edu or (414) 805-8200

Learn More

Click on each + to learn more about the study, take the eligibility survey and find out more about anal cancer and screening.

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PAC Study Overview: Process, Compensation and What to Expect

Learn more about the PAC study.

PAC Study Eligibility Survey: See if You Are Eligible to Participate

See if you are eligible to participate in the PAC study.

Meet the Study Team and Our Partners

Meet the study team and our partners.

About Anal Cancer: Information, Data & Resources

Information, epidemiology and helpful links.

PAC Study in the News: Publications, Presentations & Other Media

Research publications, presentations, and other media.