Our research on rare cancers

While the number of people diagnosed with each type of rare cancer is low, combined they make up more than 20% of all cancer cases. That’s why we’re committed to funding research that will increase our understanding of the biology behind rare cancers and lead to the development of new treatments.

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“It took all my courage to see the doctor”

Paul was diagnosed with penile cancer

Paul was diagnosed with penile cancer in 2007. He had surgery to remove the tumour and two skin grafts. Today he’s in good health and hopes research into rare cancers will help more men in the future

Improving treatments for anal cancer

Nurse and patient

We’re running a clinical trial to test different types of chemotherapy for anal cancer that has spread or come back after treatment.

The Francis Crick Institute

The entrance of the Francis Crick Institute

We are building a brand new research facility at the heart of London that will help us to beat cancer sooner.

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