Facing a Diagnosis
It’s scary and confusing to be diagnosed with cancer. Members of the KidneyCAN community share their advice for those who have been newly diagnosed.
More than anything, we want you to know that you’re not alone and we are working on your behalf. Check out the resources below, and considering joining us in our Smart Patients community as well.
Innovative Approaches for Locally Advanced Kidney Cancer
Robert G Uzzo, MD, FACS | Temple Health | Fox Chase Cancer Center
Why Perioperative Therapy Could Cure Kidney Cancer
Naomi B. Haas, MD | Penn Medicine | Abramson Cancer Center
What Do My Genes Tell Me About Kidney Cancer?
Ramaprasad Srinivasan, MD, PhD | Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Why (or Why Not) Combination Therapy May Be Best for My Kidney Cancer
Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS | Temple Health | Fox Chase Cancer Center
What’s New for My Cancer Beyond the First Line of Treatment?
Camillo Porta, MD | University of Pavia, Italy
Patient Perspective on Clinical Trials: Why Not?
Deborah Maskens, MA, MSA | International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)
How Do I Make the Most of My Treatment? Managing the Side Effects of Kidney Cancer and Its Treatment
Emily Feld, MD | Penn Medicine | Abramson Cancer Center
Management of Bone Metastases and Kidney Cancer
Robert J. Wilson, II, MD | Penn Medicine | Abramson Cancer Center
The Role of Metastatectomy and Additional Kidney Cancer Therapy
Leonard J Appleman, MD, PhD | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Hillman Cancer Center
On Clinical Trials
It can be hard to feel confident with the idea of a clinical trial. It’d be nice if cancer treatment had fewer unknowns and more certainty. However, clinical trials are an important part of cancer treatment and have saved lives.
Here, members of our community share their experiences with clinical trials, from both the doctor and the patients’ perspectives.