Looking Back, Looking Forward: What's New in Kidney Cancer Research?

Renowned clinical kidney cancer researchers will share a retrospective of 2022 breakthroughs, along with a look forward at what we can expect in 2023.

Spring 2023 Advocacy Days

Join us for our first 2023 advocacy event as we ask Congress to fund kidney cancer research. No experience necessary!

Patient Resource Center

A kidney cancer diagnosis can be scary and confusing. You’re not alone. KidneyCAN has put together valuable resources to help you navigate a new diagnosis, your treatment options, and living well with cancer.

Always an Option: Clinical Trials for Kidney Cancer

We held a Town Hall to discuss the basics of the clinical trial process and why trial participation can make sense anywhere along your journey.

Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer

Our last Town Hall event focused on immunotherapy for kidney cancer patients. See leading oncologists discuss options for kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Research Summit

KCRS22 was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in October 2022. Video and slides of presentations are now available. Don’t miss out – register now for 2023.
Making Progress Toward Cures

Our Goals

  • Provide education, resources, and support to kidney cancer patients and caregivers
  • Identify patients’ and researchers’ unmet needs
  • Engage and educate policymakers on the urgency of kidney cancer research funding
  • Urge Congress to fund kidney cancer research
  • Increase CDMRP Kidney Cancer Research Program and NIH funding through advocacy
  • Provide direct funding to promising ideas
  • Propel collaboration and progress in kidney cancer research (Kidney Cancer Research Summit)
  • Grow the community of kidney cancer researchers
  • Support the development of new treatments by educating patients on trial access and enrollment
  • Identify new unmet needs, set new goals, and keep working

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate cures for kidney cancer. We engage in patient advocacy and power research by supporting government and industry research funding, facilitating research collaborations, and offering direct financial support for clinical and laboratory researchers with promising ideas. Together, we can find the cure.

NEWLY DIAGNOSED?

You’re not alone. We’ve put together a Patient Resource Center to help you navigate a new diagnosis and beyond. Learn about kidney cancer, various treatment options, patient education events, and how to live well with cancer.  

BUILD A CARE TEAM

One of the best decisions you can make when facing kidney cancer is to choose an experienced medical team. We’ve put together resources including a checklist of questions for your doctor and a list of NCI comprehensive cancer centers.

Understanding Your Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

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Building a Care Team

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Treatment & Trial Options

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Living Well with Kidney Cancer

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Join Our Grassroots Army

You might not realize how important it is for the kidney cancer community to advocate in order to make progress toward cures.

What are we advocating for?

Awareness? Funding? Research? Cures?

The answer is — we are advocating for all of those things. We know that awareness of kidney cancer and its impact on many lives leads to a sense of urgency, a desire for solutions. Awareness leads to advocacy, and advocacy — joining to speak as one voice — leads to funding and research. That’s how we get to cures.

Plan to join us next week on Tuesday for one of our most popular events!

Dr. Rana McKay of UC San Diego and Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW will discuss the latest research in #kidneycancer -- both... what we learned in 2022 and what we can look ahead to in 2023. Register in advance to submit your questions to the panel.

⭐ Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Latest News in Kidney Cancer Research
📆 Tuesday, January 31st
🕧 6:00-7:00 pm ET
💻 FREE Zoom webinar
✏️ Sign up at kidneycan.org

Following the Town Hall, we will have an informal Zoom social for patients and caregivers to connect.

Don't miss this! We can't wait to see you!

Plan to join us next week on Tuesday for one of our most popular events!

Dr. Rana McKay of UC San Diego and Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW will discuss the latest research in #kidneycancer -- both... what we learned in 2022 and what we can look ahead to in 2023. Register in advance to submit your questions to the panel.

⭐ Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Latest News in Kidney Cancer Research
📆 Tuesday, January 31st
🕧 6:00-7:00 pm ET
💻 FREE Zoom webinar
✏️ Sign up at https://bit.ly/KCResearch23

Following the Town Hall, we will have an informal Zoom social for patients and caregivers to connect. Don't miss this! We can't wait to see you!

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Register for the Next Kidney Cancer Town Hall: 2022-2023 Research Updates

Renowned clinical kidney cancer research oncologists will share what we learned about best treatments for RCC in 2022. And we'll look forward to some...

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This is one of our most-anticipated annual events, and we've got a rockstar lineup for the 2023 edition!

▶️ Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Latest Research in Kidney Cancer
...▶️ Tuesday, January 31st
▶️ 6:00 pm ET
▶️ Free Zoom Webinar

Dr. Rana McKay of UC San Diego Health will review the 2022 #kidneycancer research breakthroughs, and Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW will discuss what we can anticipate in 2023.

Don't miss out! Ask your questions when you register, and our panel will include what we can in the program!

Register now at https://kidneycan.org/2023-kidney-cancer-research-town-hall/

This is one of our most-anticipated annual events, and we've got a rockstar lineup for the 2023 edition!

▶️ Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Latest Research in Kidney Cancer
...▶️ Tuesday, January 31st
▶️ 6:00 pm ET
▶️ Free Zoom Webinar

Dr. Rana McKay of UC San Diego Health will review the 2022 #kidneycancer research breakthroughs, and Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW will discuss what we can anticipate in 2023.

Don't miss out! Ask your questions when you register, and our panel will include what we can in the program!

Register now at https://kidneycan.org/2023-kidney-cancer-research-town-hall/

Our partner @jnkcf is hosting #KidneyCancer conversations, and the next one up features one of our favorite teammates! Meryl is speaking about navigating life with kidney cancer.

This event... is free!

Register at https://jnfkidneycancer.org/navigating-life-with-kidney-cancer-a-survivors-testimony-with-meryl-uranga/

Our partner Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation is hosting #KidneyCancer conversations, and the next one up features one of our favorite teammates! Meryl is speaking about navigating life with ...kidney cancer.

This event is free!

Register at https://jnfkidneycancer.org/navigating-life-with-kidney-cancer-a-survivors-testimony-with-meryl-uranga/

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said in 1966: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often ...results in physical death." He was speaking at the Medical Committee for Human Rights annual meeting in Chicago.

The mission of KidneyCAN is to accelerate cures for kidney cancer. We believe that means accelerating cures for everyone through a commitment to practices that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. Here's to continued antiracist work that addresses systemic inequities in health care, including access to clinical trials.

When we formed KidneyCAN in 2016, the amount of money Congress allocated specifically for kidney cancer research was $0. Through advocacy, we’ve generated $235 million in research funding in six years. That’s the power of a unified voice!

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Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

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Phyllis was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012. Tumors were found on both kidneys and treated with surgery. Her cancer progessed to stage IV in 2014, but Phyllis says, "Here I am, ten years later! Life has changed, but it is good!" For this month's Community Spotlight, we are sharing the story...