There are over 600 live clinical trials for cancer in the UK at the moment. Let us help you find the right trial for you.

RareCan is the only organisation in the UK that specialises in finding clinical trials for patients with rare cancer.

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Can RareCan help me?

RareCan specialises in helping people with rarer forms of cancer. This means all cancers that fall outside the ‘big four’ (lung, bowel, breast, prostate cancers), and people with rare subtypes of these more common cancers. Click the button below to see who we can help.

How does our clinical trial service work?

1. Join RareCan

Create an account and answer a few simple questions about your diagnosis and treatment; view the trials that may be suitable for you

2. Get expert support

Our experienced team will work directly with you to screen you against the complex criteria for all open treatment trials. This takes 2-3 weeks.

3. Receive bespoke report

We’ll provide you with a report on trials we’ve considered, which may be suitable for you, and what actions you should consider taking.

4. Keep in touch

Keep us up to date with your treatment and we’ll keep you up to date with potentially suitable trials

Prefer to speak to someone?

If you’d rather do things over the phone, click the button below and we’ll phone you at a time that’s convenient to you.

How it works

How does our clinical trials service work?

Join RareCan

Create an account and answer a few simple questions about your diagnosis and treatment; view the trials that may be suitable for you

Get expert support

Our experienced team will work directly with you to screen you against the complex criteria for all open treatment trials. This takes 2-3 weeks.

Bespoke report

We’ll provide you with a report on trials we’ve considered, which may be suitable for you, and what actions you should consider taking.

Keep in touch

Keep us up to date with your treatment and we’ll keep you up to date with potentially suitable trials

Prefer to speak to someone?

If you’d rather do things over the phone, click the button below and we’ll phone you at a time that’s convenient to you.

What is RareCan?

Clinical trial finder

Helping you to find open clinical trials and helping you to assess whether they are potentially applicable to you.

Knowledge library

A growing resource of information specific to your cancer and research that is happening in that area.

Digital wallet

A place to securely store copies of all documents and correspondence related to your cancer.

Our partners

We collaborate with partners across the healthcare system to support patients with rare cancers.

NHS Newcastle
Cancer Research Horizons
Testicular Cancer UK
PAWS GIST Clinic
Neuroendocrine Cancer
Sarcoma UK
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FAQ

You may find the answer to any questions you have in the list below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please contact us at info@rarecan.com

RareCan is the only organisation in the UK that specialises in finding clinical trials for patients with rare cancer. If you are interested in taking part in a trial, RareCan will match your cancer against over 600 potential trials in the UK.

As well as our clinical trial finding service, you will have access to a growing bank of articles about cancer and its treatments. The articles that are most relevant to you will be shared directly to your RareCan account.

After completing our short registration form (click here to register), you’ll be asked a few simple questions about your cancer diagnosis. The whole process should only take a few minutes and, once completed, you’ll have access to all of RareCan’s tools, including our clinical trial finding service.

You will be taken to your RareCan account which gives you instant access to our clinical trial finding service. You can browse the trials that are relevant to you based on the information you have shared with us. A member of our team will be in touch within 3 days to welcome you and discuss potential trials.

No. Our service is solely to give you information about trials you may be suitable for. The final decision to take part in a trial that you have been accepted for is yours. You will be given information about the trial, initially by RareCan, then by the team running it if you decide to apply to join. You can opt out of the process at any time, even after the trial has begun. We strongly recommend that you speak to your medical team before making any commitment.

No. Everything we do at RareCan is free to our members.

There are over 200 different types of cancer, some much more common than others. Whilst ‘rare’ is a relative term it is generally agreed to be a cancer that occurs in less than 6 out of every 100,000 people each year.

What this means is that a typical GP will probably see the more ‘common’ rare cancers once every couple of years. But the rarest they may only see once in their entire career, if at all.

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