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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2012 Dec;26(6):1137-41. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2012.09.002.

What is a Rare Cancer?

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Discipline of Surgery, The Whiteley-Martin Research Centre, Nepean Hospital, The University of Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales 2751, Australia. guy.eslick@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Many rare cancers are essentially an enigma, with little to no information in the medical literature. Defining a rare cancer is not as easy as it might seem. As a guide, generally an incidence of fewer than 6/100,000 is considered rare. Much of the research regarding rare diseases is in its infancy.

PMID:
23116573
DOI:
10.1016/j.hoc.2012.09.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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