Rare Cancers – more common than you think

ESMO Sarcoma & GIST 2018: Round table with SPAEN

More than 4 million people in the European Union are affected by rare cancers. Despite the rarity of each of more than 200 rare cancers, they represent in total about 24% of all cancer cases, including all cancers in children, diagnosed in the EU28 each year. Moreover, common cancers are rapidly subdividing into their own subgroups.

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.