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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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In the phase III CheckMate 743 study, the 3-year overall survival rate for nivolumab plus ipilimumab was 1.5-times that of chemotherapy in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.


The Australian Rare Cancer Portal is pleased to announce our new collaborative partnership with NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia


This years’ ESMO Presidential Symposium 3 highlighted the results of the FIRSTMAPPP trial – the world’s first RCT for the very rare tumour malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (MPP)


The Australian Rare Cancer Portal is pleased to support the AGITG’s 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting being held virtually this year on October 12th-15th.

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