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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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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