Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials

Kidney cancer patients and leading researchers discuss the clinical trials journey at our latest Town Hall.

Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Uromigos

Renowned clinical kidney cancer researchers (and GU podcast fan favorites!) Brian Rini and Tom Powles presented research updates at KidneyCAN’s annual research Town Hall.

Spring Advocacy Days

KidneyCAN’s Spring Advocacy Days was a pivotal event where all stakeholders — patients, caregivers, doctors, researchers — spoke with one voice to ask Congress to fund kidney cancer research. Join us this fall for the next event!

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.

Kidney Cancer & the Military: Understanding the Connection

Military personnel are at a higher risk for developing kidney cancer due to exposure to toxins. Learn how the 2022 PACT Act helps veterans with kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Research Summit

KCRS24 is slated for July 11-12 in Boston, MA! Register now to grab your free virtual seat. You can now view video and slides from KCRS23.
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.

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Our Friends/Collaborators at @VJOncology got you covered after #ASCO24 🇺🇸with GU highlights from their experts on all the great science out of Chicago‼️

Tune in for GU Cancer Highlights w/ @tompowles1 🇬🇧 and @montypal 🇺🇸
20th of June, 5pm ...CEST

KIM-1 is a novel prognostic and predictive biomarker in the adjuvant RCC space. Great data at #ASCO24 and stellar discussion by @VincentWenxinXu (Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators member!). We discuss the KIM-1 data with @AlbigesL

https://t.co/bDsGpwGlFG

One doesn't need a scheduled symposium to foster VHL research collaboration.

Thank you to Dr. Marston Linehan, Dr. Ram Srinivasan (NIH), Dr. Amit Tirosh and Dr. Sharon Shively for your work & dedication to VHL Research. 🔬

#VHLResearch
#VHLSymposium

Get ready to tune in to this year's World Kidney Cancer day!

Join us in raising awareness to make sure that everyone's kidney cancer needs are being listened to 🙌

#WorldKidneyCancerDay24 #KidneyCancer

#KidneyCancer patients often wonder what to eat during treatment.

Watch as @HHammersMD of @utswcancer and @M_Abramson of @ISMMSKidney give valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

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What's for dinner?

Or for that matter, what's for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you're undergoing treatment.

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share ...professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you're a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you're not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment

#KIM1 seems to be quite a promising #kidneycancer biomarker from screening, recurrence, and selecting therapy. Our team @harvardmed @BrighamWomens @DanaFarber has been working on this as part of @df_hcc for decades (Dr. Bonventre) + past 5 years in RCC with @VincentWenxinXu

What's for dinner?

Or for that matter, what's for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you're undergoing treatment.

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share ...professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you're a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

Watch: 🔗 https://youtu.be/Uj_ZGCgPptg

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you're not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment

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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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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). Our work is funded by grassroots donors in the kidney cancer community.