Comprehensive multiplatform biomarker analysis of 199 anal squamous cell carcinomas


Patrick McKay Boland, David Arguello, Sherri Z. Millis, Zoran Gatalica, Sandeep Reddy, Joshua E. Meyer, Thorvardur Ragnar Halfdanarson


Anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC) is a rare, HPV-associated malignancy accounting for 2.4% of digestive system cancers. In most cases, these malignancies are detected in the early stages and successfully managed with chemo-radiation. Uncommonly, these cancers recur or present with metastases. In this setting, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil represent the only endorsed regimen. Once beyond standard therapy, few therapeutic options exist for those patients with aggressive disease. The purpose of this study is to identify other novel, potential targets and therapeutic options for this disease, utilizing a multiplatform approach.

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