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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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ESMO attendees were treated to the results from 2 fantastic studies from Spain investigating genomic signatures in sinonasal cancers (SNCs), neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs).


The ARC Portal is pleased to support Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) at CanForum 2023, the largest patient-focused cancer forum in the Asia-Pacific region.


An Australian study has highlighted the differences in incidence rates of rare cancers across socioeconomic categories and geographic location.


Registrations for the 2023 Head and Neck Cancer Symposium being held at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane on November 10-11 2023.

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