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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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Medicines Australia and Rare Cancer Australia have recently launched the Medicines Access Portal (MAP).


The Australian Rare Cancer Portal is pleased to promote the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA), which is held on the 18-19th August in Cairns, QLD


July Is Sarcoma Awareness Month


Principal investigator for the ARC portal, Professor Clare Scott, has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List last month.

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