SEPIC and ZETA are able to step up AND step down, similar to 2sw/4sw Buck Boost;
Cuk = inverting SEPIC is able to invert a voltage, similar to inverting Buck Boost.
For smaller power range <30W those topologies are beneficial, because a boost controller (SEPIC, Cuk) or a buck controller (ZETA) w/ a single driver is cost effective; so power stage itself works w/ a SINGLE FET and a SINGLE rectifier,
cost effective too - compared to 2sw/4sw Buck Boost needing four silicons.
Cuk needs an additional OpAmp to turn negative output into positive feedback for the controller.
SEPIC has continous input current, so less reflected ripple, less conducted emissions; ZETA has continous output current, less ripple to the load.
Cuk has continous input AND output currents, well suited for sensitive loads
and sensitive sources, i.e. radio apps.
Google for some of my designs "PMP10081" = SEPIC, "PMP30373" = Cuk, "PMP10070" = ZETA, "PMP10214" = 4sw BuckBoost; figure out my name and you'll find some articles, too... have fun at the world of power electronics.