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.

Fundraise Your Own Way

We want to make fundraising easy for you. Start with an idea, and use the resources we’ve provided to make your fundraiser a success! Our team is here to help if you need us.

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.

For this episode of #KidneyCANDID, Howard tells us why he supports KidneyCAN. Howard shares his experiences as a patient and family member of a person with #kidneycancer, and how he is inspired by ...the volunteers who support KidneyCAN and the clinicians and researchers who give us all hope.

Donate to KidneyCAN: https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

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Why I Support KidneyCAN on #GivingTuesday

For this episode of #KidneyCANDID, Howard tells us why he supports KidneyCAN. Howard shares his experiences as a patient and as a family member of a...

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On #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your support as we continue the work to accelerate cures for #kidneycancer.

When you give to KidneyCAN:

• You are pushing for kidney cancer ...research funding.
• You are bringing together the world's best researchers to propel collaboration and breakthroughs.
• You are providing direct support to patients and caregivers.
• You are connecting patients to clinical trial opportunities.

When you give to KidneyCAN, you are giving HOPE to more than 79,000 Americans per year who are diagnosed with kidney cancer.

You are giving TIME to patients living with advanced cancer and finding new paths for treatment.

This holiday season, please continue to support our work by making a donation.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

On #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your support as we continue the work to accelerate cures for #kidneycancer.

When you give to KidneyCAN:

• You are pushing for kidney cancer ...research funding.
• You are bringing together the world's best researchers to propel collaboration and breakthroughs.
• You are providing direct support to patients and caregivers.
• You are connecting patients to clinical trial opportunities.

When you give to KidneyCAN, you are giving HOPE to more than 79,000 Americans per year who are diagnosed with kidney cancer.

You are giving TIME to patients living with advanced cancer and finding new paths for treatment.

This holiday season, please continue to support our work by making a donation.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: Bruce shares how he stays active doing the things he loves.

"When I was first diagnosed with #kidneycancer in 2017, I was 46 years old and still playing soccer. ...I had been a lifelong soccer player and played all the way into my 40s. When I lost a kidney to nephrectomy, I realized the risk was a little too high to play a contact sport like soccer.

"I decided to retire from playing but I really wanted to still be on the soccer field and be part of the game. So what I thought about was refereeing. I went a took a class and got certified and became a soccer referee. I referee now on weekends, primarily youth soccer in leagues and tournaments, and I really enjoy still being part of the game.”

Hear more from Bruce, who is a true inspiration for living well and staying active while facing kidney cancer! Bruce shared his tips in a #KidneyCANDID video earlier this year (https://youtu.be/kdnWclM6694), and he spoke at our recent Facebook Live webinar on staying physically active: https://youtu.be/vS5VyVPJTzk

Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday: https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: Bruce shares how he stays active doing the things he loves.

"When I was first diagnosed with #kidneycancer in 2017, I was 46 years old and still playing soccer. ...I had been a lifelong soccer player and played all the way into my 40s. When I lost a kidney to nephrectomy, I realized the risk was a little too high to play a contact sport like soccer.

"I decided to retire from playing but I really wanted to still be on the soccer field and be part of the game. So what I thought about was refereeing. I went a took a class and got certified and became a soccer referee. I referee now on weekends, primarily youth soccer in leagues and tournaments, and I really enjoy still being part of the game.”

Hear more from Bruce, who is a true inspiration for living well and staying active while facing kidney cancer! Bruce shared his tips in a #KidneyCANDID video earlier this year (https://youtu.be/kdnWclM6694), and he spoke at our recent Facebook Live webinar on staying physically active: https://youtu.be/vS5VyVPJTzk

Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday: https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: Debbie shares how her family is the support that keeps her going as she deals with #kidneycancer.

"When times got hard, I turned to God, and I believe He put my ...support team in charge. My husband, children, siblings, nieces, and great-nieces stepped up to the call. My grandchildren give me a reason to fight; watching them grow up is truly a blessing."

Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday:
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: Debbie shares how her family is the support that keeps her going as she deals with #kidneycancer.

"When times got hard, I turned to God, and I believe He put my ...support team in charge. My husband, children, siblings, nieces, and great-nieces stepped up to the call. My grandchildren give me a reason to fight; watching them grow up is truly a blessing."

Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday:
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

When we formed KidneyCAN in 2016, the amount of money Congress allocated specifically for kidney cancer research was $0. Through advocacy, we’ve generated $185 million in research funding in six years. That’s the power of a unified voice!

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Rock the Run for Kidney Cancer Research Funding

KidneyCAN had the first ever Rock the Run 5k fundraiser in October 2022. This is part of the group of KCRS22 attendees who walked and ran with us at dawn before the second conference day began. KidneyCAN is proud to share the results of the first annual Rock the Run...

The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

Dr. Laurence Albiges (Institut Gustave Roussy) presents on the microbiome at KCRS22. The microbiome has now been recognized as one of the emerging hallmarks and enabling characteristics of cancer. KidneyCAN hosted the 4th Annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit on...

Debra Beyhan: Embracing the Ups and Downs of Life with Kidney Cancer

Deb Beyhan is the Patient Legislative Advocate for KidneyCAN. She was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in 2016 at the age of 53. Deb lives outside of Atlanta, GA, with her husband.    For this month's Community Spotlight, we want to tell you about a member of our...

District Days: Asking Congress to Fund Kidney Cancer Research

On August 8-9th, KidneyCAN gathered advocates from all over the United States to ask Congress for robust funding for kidney cancer research through the NIH and CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs). Read on to hear about our goals for this event...

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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Debra Beyhan: Embracing the Ups and Downs of Life with Kidney Cancer

Debra Beyhan: Embracing the Ups and Downs of Life with Kidney Cancer

Deb Beyhan is the Patient Legislative Advocate for KidneyCAN. She was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in 2016 at the age of 53. Deb lives outside of Atlanta, GA, with her husband.    For this month's Community Spotlight, we want to tell you about a member of our volunteer team, Deb Beyhan....

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District Days: Asking Congress to Fund Kidney Cancer Research

District Days: Asking Congress to Fund Kidney Cancer Research

On August 8-9th, KidneyCAN gathered advocates from all over the United States to ask Congress for robust funding for kidney cancer research through the NIH and CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs). Read on to hear about our goals for this event and how you can help fund...

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The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

Dr. Laurence Albiges (Institut Gustave Roussy) presents on the microbiome at KCRS22. The microbiome has now been recognized as one of the emerging hallmarks and enabling characteristics of cancer. KidneyCAN hosted the 4th Annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit on October 6-7, 2022  live in...

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Rock the Run for Kidney Cancer Research Funding

Rock the Run for Kidney Cancer Research Funding

KidneyCAN had the first ever Rock the Run 5k fundraiser in October 2022. This is part of the group of KCRS22 attendees who walked and ran with us at dawn before the second conference day began. KidneyCAN is proud to share the results of the first annual Rock the Run 5K fundraiser. Our Purpose...