Cancer52, an alliance of 80 charities working in the field of rare and less common cancers is today (19th September 2014) publishing its Cancer52 Manifesto.
With over 150,000 people diagnosed with a rare and less common cancer across the UK in 2011[i], and with these cancers accounting for 75,000 cancer deaths in 2012, Cancer52 says that rare and less common cancers must be a priority regardless of who is in power from May 2015.
In summary Cancer52 wants:
A refreshed cancer strategy in all four countries in the UK – and for these to clearly include rare and less common cancers
More research into rare and less common cancers – including rare and less common cancers as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project
Early access to modern treatments and services – with decisions on access involving patients and not a tick box exercise
To read the full press release click here
To read the manifesto click here
[i] Cancer Research UK, UK Cancer Incidence 2011 and mortality 2012 summary - Counts, September 2014