Handling the Holidays with Cancer

KidneyCAN is sharing strategies for creating a "new normal" as you cope with kidney cancer during the holiday season.

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.

We Did It!

Thanks to the hard work of many advocates in the kidney cancer community, Congress has allocated $50 million in federal funding for research in 2021. Learn how our team worked for this!

Kidney Cancer Research Summit 2021

KCRS21 took place on October 7-8, 2021. Don't miss 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.

For Patients

Advocacy

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.

In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to ...Washington.

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

In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to ...Washington.

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

In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to ...Washington.

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

Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU... to make things happen!

Donate at KidneyCAN.org

Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU... to make things happen!

Donate at http://KidneyCAN.org

Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU... to make things happen!

Donate at KidneyCAN.org

In Just about a month
The YEAR in Review starts‼️

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...General doctors⚕️
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The #OncoAlertColloquium 🚨is gearing up in1⃣month w/our partners at:
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A Great RoundUp of2⃣0⃣2⃣1⃣in Oncology
Jan 10-15th 2022

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The KidneyCAN team is small but mighty! We've worked hard this year to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer. Please consider supporting us on #GivingTuesday. Your donations make our work ...possible!

Donate now at 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 $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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Tony Lesica, age 58, lives in Connecticut with his wife Jennine. A semi-retired financial planner, Tony is a chess player and football fan. He has three children: Jacquelyn (pictured here), Johnny, and Stacy. Tony was diagnosed with kidney cancer when he was 51 years old.Pillars of Support,...

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Handling the Holidays with Cancer: A KidneyCAN Town Hall Event

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Handling the Holidays with Cancer: A KidneyCAN Town Hall Event

Handling the Holidays with Cancer: A KidneyCAN Town Hall Event

Don't miss the latest KidneyCAN Town Hall! These events are interactive virtual webinars for patients and caregivers to get information and resources for living with kidney cancer. On November 30th, KidneyCAN will host "Holidays with Cancer: Creating a New Normal for the Holiday Season." Read all...