Looking Back, Looking Forward

A KidneyCAN Town Hall Event

In January 2022, renowned clinical kidney cancer researchers shared a retrospective of 2021 breakthroughs, along with a look forward at what we can expect in 2022.

Watch as leading experts share the most promising 2021 kidney cancer research, as well as expectations for 2022.

This event has already taken place, but you can watch the full video, including both doctors’ presentations and the patient/caregiver Q & A that followed.

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2021 Research Retrospective

Dr. Martin Voss, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Looking Forward to 2022 Research

Dr. Robert Uzzo, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S,
Urologic Surgeon
Fox Chase Cancer Center

An informed patient is an empowered patient.

 

We at KidneyCAN know how challenging it can be to keep up with research developments and how they could impact your treatment options. We hope the ideas presented in our Town Hall help you as you work with your doctor to manage your care for kidney cancer.

If you’re looking to connect with more people who share your challenges and can offer support, check out our Smart Patients forum.

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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.

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/
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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/
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Season of Inspiration: Our friend Tom tells us what inspires him: 
"My world blew up in January 2019 when I was diagnosed with #kidneycancer. After surgery, I had hoped to join an adjuvant trial but was disqualified due to considerable progression in a few short months, so I began systemic treatment.
"After almost three years on meds, I have been on a break for nearly seven months. Like many people, I found it hard to stay positive, but throughout this chapter in my life, my wife has been a lifeline of consistent optimism. She attends every visit with my oncologist and has patiently listened to me during my wild emotional rants for the past three and a half years."
Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday: 
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: Our friend Tom tells us what inspires him:

"My world blew up in January 2019 when I was diagnosed with #kidneycancer. After surgery, I had hoped to join an adjuvant trial but was disqualified due to considerable progression in a few short months, so I began systemic treatment.

"After almost three years on meds, I have been on a break for nearly seven months. Like many people, I found it hard to stay positive, but throughout this chapter in my life, my wife has been a lifeline of consistent optimism. She attends every visit with my oncologist and has patiently listened to me during my wild emotional rants for the past three and a half years."

Support KidneyCAN and the patients and caregivers in our community on #GivingTuesday:
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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Season of Inspiration: What keeps you going on tough days? 
Theda shares: "Living with #kidneycancer keeps me living more aware of my mortality and more thankful to be
experiencing life each day."
Thank you for being part of our community! Support KidneyCAN and patients and caregivers on #GivingTuesday:
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Season of Inspiration: What keeps you going on tough days?

Theda shares: "Living with #kidneycancer keeps me living more aware of my mortality and more thankful to be
experiencing life each day."

Thank you for being part of our community! Support KidneyCAN and patients and caregivers on #GivingTuesday:
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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KidneyCAN is celebrating #GivingTuesday by kicking off a Season of Inspiration. Living with #kidneycancer is a challenge in the best of times, and the holidays can be especially tough. 
We asked our patient and caregiver community to share what inspires them and will share their stories in the days ahead. Our friend Chuck tells us:
"People ask me all the time -- as a person living with advanced, stage IV cancer, how do you get through the day?  For me, it's easy: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE ... the greatest of these is certainly LOVE.  How can it not be when I am surrounded by the blanket of love that I am every day? #BLESSED."
Support KidneyCAN and our community of patients and caregivers on #GivingTuesday: https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
#livingwithcancer #inspired #faithhopeandlove

KidneyCAN is celebrating #GivingTuesday by kicking off a Season of Inspiration. Living with #kidneycancer is a challenge in the best of times, and the holidays can be especially tough.

We asked our patient and caregiver community to share what inspires them and will share their stories in the days ahead. Our friend Chuck tells us:

"People ask me all the time -- as a person living with advanced, stage IV cancer, how do you get through the day? For me, it's easy: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE ... the greatest of these is certainly LOVE. How can it not be when I am surrounded by the blanket of love that I am every day? #BLESSED."

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

#livingwithcancer #inspired #faithhopeandlove
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This afternoon! We are partnering with @NationalKidneyFoundation to discuss physical fitness during and after your treatment for #kidneycancer. 
We'll have experts ready to answer your questions! 
Join us on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitter to catch the feed at 2:00 pm ET.
Link in stories: https://fb.me/e/29q84MSDI

This afternoon! We are partnering with @NationalKidneyFoundation to discuss physical fitness during and after your treatment for #kidneycancer.

We'll have experts ready to answer your questions!

Join us on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitter to catch the feed at 2:00 pm ET.

Link in stories: https://fb.me/e/29q84MSDI
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This afternoon! We are partnering with @NationalKidneyFoundation to discuss physical fitness during and after your treatment for #kidneycancer. 
We'll have experts ready to answer your questions! 
Join us on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitter to catch the feed at 2:00 pm ET.
Link in stories: https://fb.me/e/29q84MSDI

This afternoon! We are partnering with @NationalKidneyFoundation to discuss physical fitness during and after your treatment for #kidneycancer.

We'll have experts ready to answer your questions!

Join us on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitter to catch the feed at 2:00 pm ET.

Link in stories: https://fb.me/e/29q84MSDI
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"Many cancers, including kidney cancers, have built-in defenses that allow them to repel the human immune system’s attacks. Immune checkpoint inhibitors help thwart these defenses. 'If you think of a tumor’s defense against an immune attack as barbed wire, this class of immunotherapy drugs aims to cover the barbed wire and allow the immune system to do its job,' [Dr. David McDermott] explains."
Time Magazine recently highlighted the latest breakthroughs in #kidneycancer treatment. Check it out!
Great to see our friends David McDermott (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Nizar Tannir (MD Anderson), and Martin Voss (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) featured!
link in stories: https://time.com/6227200/kidney-cancer-treatment-advances/

"Many cancers, including kidney cancers, have built-in defenses that allow them to repel the human immune system’s attacks. Immune checkpoint inhibitors help thwart these defenses. 'If you think of a tumor’s defense against an immune attack as barbed wire, this class of immunotherapy drugs aims to cover the barbed wire and allow the immune system to do its job,' [Dr. David McDermott] explains."

Time Magazine recently highlighted the latest breakthroughs in #kidneycancer treatment. Check it out!

Great to see our friends David McDermott (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Nizar Tannir (MD Anderson), and Martin Voss (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) featured!

link in stories: https://time.com/6227200/kidney-cancer-treatment-advances/
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