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 latest Town Hall.

Spring Advocacy Days March 11-12, 2024

Mark your calendars and be a part of KidneyCAN’s Spring Advocacy Days – a pivotal event where your voice can truly make a difference in the fight against kidney cancer.

We welcome patients, caregivers, researchers, doctors, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer to join this empowering 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.

Optimizing Your Kidney Health

Learn how treatments, surgeries, and even common conditions can impact your kidney function, and what you can do to stay healthy.

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

KCRS23 was held earlier in July, but you can now view the video from the event. Don’t miss out next year – pre-registration is now open!
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.

Did you know? #KidneyCancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer in men and the 9th most prevalent cancer in women, yet it has been a historically underfunded area of research.

We are working to change that, but we need your help! Join us with a couple hours of your time on Tuesday, March ...12th! We're organizing meetings with Members of Congress to ask for robust funding for kidney cancer research.

When you share your story, you make an impact!

Register to join us 👉https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

ps. New to advocacy? No worries! Our team provides you with training and a toolkit, so you show up to your meetings feeling ready!

Did you know? #KidneyCancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer in men and the 9th most prevalent cancer in women, yet it has been a historically underfunded area of research.

Register to join us in raising research dollars👉https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

We need your voice!

Did you know? #KidneyCancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer in men and the 9th most prevalent cancer in women, yet it has been a historically underfunded area of research.

We are working to change that, but we need your help! Join us with a couple hours of your time on Tuesday, March ...12th! We're organizing meetings with Members of Congress to ask for robust funding for kidney cancer research.

When you share your story, you make an impact!

Register to join us 👉https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

ps. New to advocacy? No worries! Our team provides you with training and a toolkit, so you show up to your meetings feeling ready!

Ready to make an impact? KidneyCAN is calling for #KCRS24 abstracts. Submit yours, and join the global conversation on #kidneycancer research.

It's quick, it's easy -- it's your time to shine! 🌟

Submit today: https://bit.ly/KCRS24AbstractsCall

🗓️ Today's the day! Join us at 1PM ET for a vital webinar on Managing Medical Bills & Getting Financial Help, hosted by our partners at Triage Cancer.

Navigating the financial side of healthcare can be challenging. Let's tackle it together! Save your spot now at ...TriageCancer.org/Webinars.

#MedicalBills #FinancialSupport #CancerCare

🗓️ Today's the day! Join us at 1PM ET for a vital webinar on Managing Medical Bills & Getting Financial Help, hosted by our partners at Triage Cancer.

Navigating the financial side of healthcare is tough. Let's tackle it together! Save your spot now at ...http://TriageCancer.org/Webinars

🗓️ Today's the day! Join us at 1PM ET for a vital webinar on Managing Medical Bills & Getting Financial Help, hosted by our partners at Triage Cancer.

Navigating the financial side of healthcare can be challenging. Let's tackle it together! Save your spot now at ...TriageCancer.org/Webinars.

#MedicalBills #FinancialSupport #CancerCare

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!

Latest News

Empowering Young Voices: The Role of Youth in Kidney Cancer Advocacy

Scarlett Talcott, a vibrant 11-year-old from southern Montana, stands confidently in front of the Capitol Building during KidneyCAN's Advocacy Day. Living on a ranch with her parents, sister, and two brothers, Scarlett balances her love for the arts, crafting, and 4-H...

Voices of Resilience: Navigating Kidney Cancer in Veteran and Native American Communities

On the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Maggie Burns stands as a testament to resilience and advocacy within the kidney cancer community. A caregiver to her husband, Ron Stanton, Maggie is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and a retired IT professional. Maggie's life...

Dr. Yousef Zakharia: “I Believe in Teamwork”

For this Community Spotlight feature, we spoke to Dr. Yousef Zakharia, a medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Zakharia shares important information about finding the best care at...

Dr. Moshe Ornstein: A Journey of Advocacy, Research, and Community in Kidney Cancer

This month, we asked Dr. Moshe Ornstein to share his insights in kidney cancer research and advocacy. He is a dedicated kidney cancer physician and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ornstein completed his fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the Cleveland...

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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Empowering Young Voices: The Role of Youth in Kidney Cancer Advocacy

Empowering Young Voices: The Role of Youth in Kidney Cancer Advocacy

Scarlett Talcott, a vibrant 11-year-old from southern Montana, stands confidently in front of the Capitol Building during KidneyCAN's Advocacy Day. Living on a ranch with her parents, sister, and two brothers, Scarlett balances her love for the arts, crafting, and 4-H activities with a strong...

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Scarlett Talcott, a vibrant 11-year-old from southern Montana, stands confidently in front of the Capitol Building during KidneyCAN's Advocacy Day. Living on a ranch with her parents, sister, and two brothers, Scarlett balances her love for the arts, crafting, and 4-H activities with a strong...

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Dr. Yousef Zakharia: “I Believe in Teamwork”

Dr. Yousef Zakharia: “I Believe in Teamwork”

For this Community Spotlight feature, we spoke to Dr. Yousef Zakharia, a medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Zakharia shares important information about finding the best care at NCI-designated centers, as well as his...

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