About Campaign

ends 31 Oct 2023, 11:59 PM
Rare cancers are actually NOT that rare! There are approximately 200 types of rare cancers, including sarcomas, melanomas, lymphomas and many others.

When combined together, they account for 1 in 4 of all cancers diagnosed. Most importantly, rare cancers tend to occur in children and young adults.

Patients diagnosed with rare cancers tend to face many challenges including delayed diagnosis and poor access to approved therapies.

Unfortunately, patients diagnosed with a rare cancer have less than 50% chance to survive beyond 5 years.

The STARLIGHT Initiative is a translational research program for rare cancers led by the Cancer Discovery Hub at NCCS.

By "Steering Translational Rare Cancer Research into the Light", the initiative hopes to increase the understanding of rare cancers and eventually improve clinical outcomes of this group of diseases with unmet clinical need.

Your gift will go towards the advancement of rare cancer research.

Thank you for making the difference!

About the Charity

Someone in Singapore is diagnosed with cancer every hour. For many, a cancer diagnosis is an emotional and difficult time. The NCCS Cancer Fund (NCCSCF) helps support the fight against cancer by providing financial assistance for needy patients, ensuring sufficient funding for NCCS scientists and clinicians to continue their work in cancer research and promotes cancer education for healthcare professionals and the general public.

NCCS helps over 26,000 cancer patients each year. From the moment they are diagnosed and throughout their treatment we are with them, providing the very best care, by the best people, in the best place.

Donate today and help us give hope to people with cancer.

All donations received are managed by SingHealth Fund (SHF), an institution of Public Character (UEN 201624016E).
All donors are required to provide their Tax Reference number (e.g. NRIC/FIN/UEN where applicable) to enjoy tax deduction. The donation will be automatically included in the donor's IRAS tax assessment. As such, we will not be sending any official receipt, unless upon written request by the donor.

Please note that donations must be made before 15 December for processing and be included in time for tax assessment in the same year.


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