Rare cancers through the looking glass

04:03 EDT 23 Jun 2017 | Pharmafile

Rare cancers are not so rare after all. According to the organisation Rare Cancer Europe more than 4.3 million people in the EU are affected by rare cancers and it’s estimated that 500,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.

Despite the rarity of each of the so far 198 types of rare cancers, they account for approximately 22% of all cancer cases diagnosed in EU each year. This estimate is higher than any single common cancer and represents a significant public health issue. In addition, survival rates for rare cancers are lower than those for common cancers.

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