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International Rare Cancer Initiative

JoAnnDK
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Joined: Jun 2011

My genetics doctor told me about this the other day.....This initiative is a global collaboration —"an initiative to boost the development of new treatments for patients with rare cancers. This International Rare Cancers Initiative (IRCI) will design and fund clinical trials of treatments for rare cancers – defined as those which occur in approximately fewer than two cases per 100,000 people. There are limited treatment options for patients suffering with these cancers and there is an urgent need to develop new therapies."

Here is a link to the whole article

http://newsletter.eortc.be/?p=1946

JoAnn

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Double Whammy
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Joined: Jun 2010

I'm all for breast cancer research being a breast cancer survivor, but it's great to know that something is happening outside the pink box, particularly for those rare cancers.

Suzanne

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