Rare Cancer Center

What is the Rare Cancer Center?

“Rare cancer” is a collective term applied for “rare cancer with incidence of less than 6 per 100,000 population.” There actually are various “rare cancers,” in fact as many as 200 kinds, presenting many difficulties associated with treatment and research because the numbers of patients are very small for the various types of rare cancer.
The Rare Cancer Center was established in 2014 at the National Cancer Center Hospital to address the many difficulties and to provide patients with the latest and most accurate information related to rare cancer. New regional rare cancer centers were to be established throughout Japan. Our hospital has established its own in February 2024.
Note) The “Division of Rare Cancer Center” is not a hospital department. An application for a visit or a second opinion must be received by your supervising physician.