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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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The 24th September marks World Cancer Research Day. The ARC Portal is proud to support this initiative to raise public awareness of the significance of cancer research and thank the remarkable contributions of cancer researchers worldwide.


To date, limited treatment options are available for patients with metastatic sarcoma. A phase II clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination of durvalumab, an anti-PD-L1 drug, and tremelimumab, an anti-CTLA-4 drug,


In honour of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, the ARC portal would like to take this opportunity to encourage the public to learn more about gynaecological cancers, including early detection, sign and symptoms.

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