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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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It’s not too late to register for the free 6th ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers.


The value of the Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) study has recently been highlighted at the COSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting


A recent presentation by Dr Oliver Klein from the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Health at the COSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting highlighted the difficulties faced by Rare Cancer patients with regards to accessing treatments.


The Australian Rare Cancer Portal is working with patients with EHE and their clinicians to better understand this rare disease.

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