NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epigenetic changes can distinguish people who may be at high risk of developing anal cancer, a new study has found.

Anal cancer, which is largely caused by the human papillomavirus, is becoming more common among women, men who have sex with men, and people with HIV. According to the US National Cancer Institute, there are some 1.8 new cases of anal cancer per 100,000 people every year, with 0.2 deaths per 100,000 people each year.

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