Survival from rare cancer in adults: a population-based study

We aimed to study the epidemiology of rare cancers in a large population of several countries

Gemma Gatta

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • Rare cancers are a challenge to clinical practice, and treatment experience, even in major cancer centres to which rare cancers are usually referred, is often limited
  • We aimed to study the epidemiology of rare cancers in a large population of several countries
  • Because effective treatments are available for several of the rare cancers we assessed, further research is needed to ascertain why survival is lower in some European countries than in others, in older patients
  • Audit of best practice for rare cancers with treatment protocols would be useful

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