Town Hall: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Renowned clinical kidney cancer researchers will share a retrospective of 2021 breakthroughs, along with a look forward at what we can expect in 2022. Join us!

Speak Up for Research Funding

Every year, KidneyCAN sends advocates to Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to fund kidney cancer research. Our advocates are patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers. Join us, and make a difference!

Just diagnosed? Learn more.

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

Kidney Cancer Research Summit

KCRS21 took place on October 7-8, 2021. View video and slides of presentations to get the latest kidney cancer research news.

Making Progress Toward Cures

Our Goals

  • We provide education, resources, and support to kidney cancer patients and caregivers
  • We identify patients’ and researchers’ unmet needs
  • We engage and educate policymakers on the urgency of kidney cancer research funding
  • We urge Congress to fund kidney cancer research
  • We increase CDMRP Kidney Cancer Research Program and NIH funding through advocacy
  • We provide direct funding to promising ideas
  • We propel collaboration and progress in kidney cancer research (Kidney Cancer Research Summit)
  • We grow the community of kidney cancer researchers
  • We support the development of new treatments by educating patients on trial access and enrollment
  • We 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.

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Research

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.

#WCRM is meeting again for first time in the new year, ready to present our kidney cancer research at #GU22 next month whether virtually or in person @DanaFarber_GU

1/ Happy to share with you our analysis of PROs/QOLs from the CheckMate-9ER trial of Nivo+Cabo vs. Sun. in patients with metastatic #RCC, just published in @TheLancetOncol

@CellaDavid ...@motzermd @apolo_andrea @DanaFarber_GU @OncoAlert

https://t.co/KkPl90C6t2

Excited to join the Beijing anti-cancer association’s Beijing GU oncology updates conference w/ good friends @neerajaiims @PGrivasMDPhD & me giving the keynotes in #prostatecancer, ...#bladdercancer & #kidneycancer this evening. A true privilege to visit my hometown virtually.

Congratulations, @BraunMDPhD! Look forward to watching your great work unfold at @YaleCancer @YaleMed 👏👏👏

Officially settling in here @YaleCancer @YaleMed, and I am grateful for the warm welcome!

If you are interested in cancer immunotherapy, translational research, genomics, or kidney cancer, please contact me ([email protected]). We are hiring at all levels (postgrad, MS, PhD)!

Truly honored to be in this lineup of great people working to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and #GUcancers!

Thank you to @weoncologists and the @OncoAlert #OncoAlertColloquium for ...allowing us to share about KidneyCAN’s advocacy and #KCRS.

Thanks for Joining us for DAY1⃣of our #OncoAlertColloquium 🚨

🙏 @DrChoueiri @apolo_andrea @neerajaiims @piet_ost @seanmmcbride @kidneycan @SIOGorg @ravikanesvaran & @nicolobattisti

This Video📺is NOW Available‼️
JUST CLICK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=razFoXCU03k
or http://www.OncoAlert360.com

@TiansterZhang @PGrivasMDPhD @DrChoueiri @Daniel_J_George @utswcancer @UTSWHemeOnc @montypal @Huntsman_GU @fredhutch @Zihai @OncoAlert @HHammersMD @KCA_Journal @kidneycan @IKCCorg @umangtalking ...@nsayeghmd @TripNish Personalizing medicine in metastatic #kidneycancer : ongoing approaches and trials. Excellent overview by @TiansterZhang at Beijing GU oncology update.

@TiansterZhang @PGrivasMDPhD @DrChoueiri @Daniel_J_George @utswcancer @UTSWHemeOnc @montypal @Huntsman_GU @fredhutch @Zihai Always enjoy the wonderful talks by @TiansterZhang 👉first line ...metastatic RCC #kidneycancer trials, summary and future directions. @PGrivasMDPhD This one at the Beijing GU oncology conference. Mentioning @DrChoueiri @OncoAlert

Critical findings from @DrChoueiri et al, illustrating the importance of protecting #cancer patients from #COVID19.

ACS strongly endorses the recommendation for vaccination of close ...contacts, boosters, social distancing, & masking. @AmericanCancer https://t.co/zGuePbjpUZ

When we formed KidneyCAN in 2016, the amount of money Congress allocated specifically for kidney cancer research was $0. Through advocacy, we’ve generated $135 million in research funding in five years.

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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. 

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