Rare Cancers – more common than you think

ESMO Sarcoma & GIST 2018: Round table with SPAEN

More than 4.3 million people in the European Union are affected by rare cancers. Despite the rarity of each of the 198 rare cancers, they represent in total about 22% of all cancer cases, including all cancers in children, diagnosed in the EU28 each year.

Rare Cancers Europe (RCE) is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to putting rare cancers firmly on the European policy agenda and to implementing  39 political and stakeholder recommendations.