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Cancer52 publishes Manifesto for the 2015 General Election

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:

  1. A refreshed cancer strategy in all four countries in the UK – and for these to clearly include rare and less common cancers

  2. More research into rare and less common cancers – including rare and less common cancers as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project

  3. 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

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