Town Hall: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Renowned clinical kidney cancer researchers
will share a retrospective of 2021 breakthroughs,
along with a look forward at what we can expect
in 2022. Join us!

Speak Up for Research Funding

Every year, KidneyCAN sends advocates to Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to fund kidney cancer research. Our advocates are patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers. Join us, and make a difference!

Handling the Holidays with Cancer

KidneyCAN gathered experts to share 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.

Kidney Cancer Research Summit 2021

KCRS21 took place on October 7-8, 2021. View video and slides of presentations to get 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.

So much progress in #kidneycancer research in the last five years! We have YOU, our community of advocates, to thank.

But the work is unfinished. Join us on #DistrictDays to tell #Congress ...to fund #RCC research!

Register: https://kidneycan.org/2022-district-days/

So much progress in #kidneycancer research in the last five years! We have YOU, our community of advocates, to thank.

But the work is unfinished. Join us on #DistrictDays to tell #Congress ...to fund #RCC research!

Register: https://kidneycan.org/2022-district-days/

@CDMRP @NIH @RallyForNIH

So much progress in #kidneycancer research in the last five years! We have YOU, our community of advocates, to thank.

But the work is unfinished. Join us on #DistrictDays to tell #Congress ...to fund #RCC research!

Register: https://kidneycan.org/2022-district-days/

Learn the basics of the #clinicaltrial process & why trial participation can make sense at any point in your treatment for #kidneycancer.

Register & let us know what questions you ...have!
https://kidneycan.org/clinical-trials-for-kidney-cancer/

@OncoAlert @brian_rini @VUMC_Cancer @ERPlimackMD @FoxChaseCancer

Join us to learn the basics of the clinical trial process and why trial participation can make sense anywhere along your treatment journey.

Register now to get your questions included in the... program!
https://kidneycan.org/clinical-trials-for-kidney-cancer/

Join us to learn the basics of the clinical trial process and why trial participation can make sense anywhere along your treatment journey.

Register now to get your questions included in the... program!
https://kidneycan.org/clinical-trials-for-kidney-cancer/

Managing medication dose vs. side effects is a common stressor for #kidneycancer patients. Dr. Hans Hammers of @utswcancer breaks down dosing for patients and gives tips for patients when ...communicating with their docs.

WATCH: https://youtu.be/frjlpzQmFxg

#KidneyCANDID #acceleratingcures #livingwithcancer #cancerlife

Managing medication dose vs. side effects is a common stressor for #kidneycancer patients. Dr. Hans Hammers of UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center breaks down dosing for patients and... gives tips for patients when communicating with their docs.

WATCH: https://youtu.be/frjlpzQmFxg

#KidneyCANDID #acceleratingcures

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Dosing Medications for Kidney Cancer with Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW

In this installment of KidneyCANDID, we speak to Dr. Hans Hammers of UTSW's Kidney Cancer program. Dr. Hammers shares information for patients with...

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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 $135 million in research funding in five years.

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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...

Remembering Ralph: Time Well Spent

Ralph Knapp was diagnosed in 2014 with stage IV kidney cancer and used the opportunity to increase research funding and bring hope to patients everywhere. With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ralph Knapp, a founder of KidneyCAN and leader...

IKCC Report: Retention in Clinical Trials

The International Kidney Cancer Coalition launched a pilot program to understand the barriers and other considerations that drive the decision to leave a clinical trial and uncover ways to better support patients currently in or considering joining clinical trials....

Let’s Get Loud: Spring 2022 Advocacy Days

On March 7-8, 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...

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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Dr. Brandon Manley: Physician, Scientist, Advocate

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 and Brooklyn. The family enjoys...

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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 and Brooklyn. The family enjoys...

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Dr. Brandon Manley: Physician, Scientist, Advocate

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 and Brooklyn. The family enjoys...

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Remembering Ralph: Time Well Spent

Ralph Knapp was diagnosed in 2014 with stage IV kidney cancer and used the opportunity to increase research funding and bring hope to patients everywhere. With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ralph Knapp, a founder of KidneyCAN and leader of our mission to accelerate...