Rock the Run

KidneyCAN is excited to announce the first annual Rock the Run 5K fundraiser!

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.

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.

Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer

Our last Town Hall event focused on immunotherapy for kidney cancer patients. See leading oncologists discuss options for kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Research Summit

KCRS22 will be a hybrid meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 6-7, 2022. Virtual attendees can register now for free, full access to all sessions.  You can also view video and slides of presentations  from KCRS21.
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.

This is wonderful! Congratulations, Debbie, and @KidneyCancer_Ca 🧡💚

Debbie’s #MOVEtobeatcancer started a little earlier doing something just for her. For her 1st year #kidneycancer free anniversary, she got a bee tattoo. Today for her 5th year anniversary, she added the @KidneyCancer_Ca symbol. So cool! View Debbie’s MOVE: https://bit.ly/3qRRRQY

The KidneyCAN team is deeply saddened to share the loss of Gary Poteat. Gary was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV #kidneycancer, and in the 15 years since, he and his wife Susan have contributed ...enormously to research progress and advocacy efforts.

Many of you know Susan as our Medical Science Liaison and an active member of our SmartPatients community. Please read about Gary's extraordinary life and join us in offering condolences to the Poteat family.

https://kidneycan.org/gary-poteat-in-memory/

The KidneyCAN team is deeply saddened to share the loss of Gary Poteat, beloved husband of Susan. Many of you know Susan as our Medical Science Liaison.

Please read about Gary's ...extraordinary life and join us in offering condolences to the family.

https://kidneycan.org/gary-poteat-in-memory/

The KidneyCAN team is deeply saddened to share the loss of Gary Poteat. Gary was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV #kidneycancer, and in the 15 years since, he and his wife Susan have contributed ...enormously to research progress and advocacy efforts.

Many of you know Susan as our Medical Science Liaison and an active member of our SmartPatients community. Please read about Gary's extraordinary life and join us in offering condolences to the Poteat family.

https://kidneycan.org/gary-poteat-in-memory/

Another #KidneyCANDID video, this one from Rachel Giles with the @IKCCorg

Rachel shares how #ESMO22 provided training and resources for #PatientAdvocacy organizations.

#ESMO22 ...Highlights: Patient Advocacy via @YouTube

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ESMO22 Highlights: Patient Advocacy

In this episode of #KidneyCANDID video, Rachel Giles from the International Kidney Cancer Coalition shares how ESMO (the European Society of Medical...

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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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In Memory of Gary Poteat: A Hard Worker, a Helper, a Teacher

Gary Poteat was the husband of Susan Poteat, KidneyCAN's Medical Science Liaison. Gary and Susan were married for 43 years. Since Gary's diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer in 2007, both Gary and Susan have been active advocates for research funding and trial...

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...

Michael Whitley: A Kidney Cancer Diagnosis “Cracked Me Open”

Michael Whitley is 45 years old and lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with his boyfriend, Michael Mueller. He's the owner and Chief Operating Officer of EngeniusMicro, a techonology-development company focused on defense contracting. Following his kidney cancer diagnosis...

Dr. Brandon Manley: Physician, Scientist, Advocate

Brandon Manley, M.D., is a urologic oncologist who specializes in genitourinary oncology, with a focus on patients with kidney cancer. He currently practices at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where he lives with his wife Aimee, and his two daughters Sadie...

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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Michael Whitley: A Kidney Cancer Diagnosis “Cracked Me Open”

Michael Whitley: A Kidney Cancer Diagnosis “Cracked Me Open”

Michael Whitley is 45 years old and lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with his boyfriend, Michael Mueller. He's the owner and Chief Operating Officer of EngeniusMicro, a techonology-development company focused on defense contracting. Following his kidney cancer diagnosis in 2019, Michael wanted to...

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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...

Patient Resource Center

UNDERSTANDING YOUR KIDNEY CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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LIVING WELL WITH KIDNEY CANCER

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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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In Memory of Gary Poteat: A Hard Worker, a Helper, a Teacher

In Memory of Gary Poteat: A Hard Worker, a Helper, a Teacher

Gary Poteat was the husband of Susan Poteat, KidneyCAN's Medical Science Liaison. Gary and Susan were married for 43 years. Since Gary's diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer in 2007, both Gary and Susan have been active advocates for research funding and trial participation. The KidneyCAN community...