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Rare cancers occur in fewer than 6 per 100,000 people per year

In 2015, around 1 in 3 Australians diagnosed with cancer had a rare or less common cancer.

That same year, rare and less common cancers accounted for a disproportionately high 1 in 2 cancer-related deaths.

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Two landmark studies on advanced oesophageal and gastric cancer were presented at the 2022 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.


New targeted therapy for patients with cholangiocarcinoma available in Australia


ARC portal creator and principal investigator, Professor Clare Scott, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG).


The National Cancer Research Month was initiated by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to spotlight the significance of lifesaving cancer research.

Supported by Rare Cancers Australia

Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) is determined to increase awareness, highlight the need for further research and initiate policy discussion and action to improve the lives and outcomes of all Australians living with rare or less common cancer. RCA is currently working with government, clinicians and industry for change