About Cancer52

Welcome to Cancer52

Cancer52 represents 90 predominantly small cancer charities united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected by the rare and less common cancers,  which account for more than half of all cancer deaths in the UK

Our aim is to promote improved diagnosis, treatment and support for those affected by rare and less common cancers, leading to improved QOL and increased survival.

We work on matters that impact on the rare and less common cancer community – defined as all cancers outside the ‘big four’ of breast, prostate, lung and bowel

Current data shows that 46% of cancers diagnosed are rare and less common cancers, yet they account for 54% of cancer deaths[i]

Cancer Incidences

Cancer Mortality






Our objectives are to:

– unify and empower our member organisations

– use our unique membership structure to capture the patient voice of those with rare and less common cancers

– take that voice on to those bodies and individuals who influence cancer policy, science, clinical outputs, services, and treatment


[i]source http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/