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An informed patient is an empowered patient! We strive to keep you updated on the latest news in the kidney cancer community – patient education events, celebrations, research news, and advocacy opportunities. Thank you for being part of our community.

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Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

Phyllis was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012. Tumors were found on both kidneys and treated with surgery. Her cancer progessed to stage IV in 2014, but Phyllis says, "Here I am, ten years later! Life has changed, but it is good!" For this month's Community...

Rock the Run for Kidney Cancer Research Funding

KidneyCAN had the first ever Rock the Run 5k fundraiser in October 2022. This is part of the group of KCRS22 attendees who walked and ran with us at dawn before the second conference day began. KidneyCAN is proud to share the results of the first annual Rock the Run...

The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

Dr. Laurence Albiges (Institut Gustave Roussy) presents on the microbiome at KCRS22. The microbiome has now been recognized as one of the emerging hallmarks and enabling characteristics of cancer. KidneyCAN hosted the 4th Annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit on...

Debra Beyhan: Embracing the Ups and Downs of Life with Kidney Cancer

Deb Beyhan is the Patient Legislative Advocate for KidneyCAN. She was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in 2016 at the age of 53. Deb lives outside of Atlanta, GA, with her husband.    For this month's Community Spotlight, we want to tell you about a member of our...

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KidneyCAN publishes six newsletters a year. We share the latest research news, inspiring patient and researcher stories, and KidneyCAN events -- Kidney Cancer Research Summit, Town Halls, and other patient education and clinical trial opportunities.

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KidneyCANOctober Research News and Updates for Kidney Cancer

October 2022

So many reasons to be hopeful! KidneyCAN's first annual Rock the Run fundraiser, with amazing patient stories. The 4th Kidney Cancer Research Summit -- recap, research highlights, video, and registration for KCRS23. ESMO research highlights in patient-friendly language. Community spotlight: Deb Beyhan, our legislative patient advocate, and her story of fighting stage IV kidney cancer for six years and counting. Read for all the latest news and updates!

KidneyCAN August Research News and Updates for Kidney Cancer

August 2022

2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit.
We are getting closer to our annual research conference, KCRS22, where KidneyCAN gathers many of the best kidney cancer researchers in the world to share their work and collaborate.
KCRS is a meeting focused on basic science, translational, and clinical research in kidney cancer. All are welcome to join us virtually for the hybrid event: patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers.

KidneyCAN June Research News and Updates for Kidney Cancer

June 2022

Clinical Trials for Kidney Cancer Patients
Will you need early access to new drugs at some point in your care? NOW is the time to start learning about clinical trials and when they might be right for you. Trial candidates include patients starting their first treatment, or patients who have progressed through many treatment options. Only about half of all kidney cancer patients report having a trial suggested as an option.

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Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

Phyllis was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012. Tumors were found on both kidneys and treated with surgery. Her cancer progessed to stage IV in 2014, but Phyllis says, "Here I am, ten years later! Life has changed, but it is good!" For this month's Community Spotlight, we are sharing the story...

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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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The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

The 2022 Kidney Cancer Research Summit

Dr. Laurence Albiges (Institut Gustave Roussy) presents on the microbiome at KCRS22. The microbiome has now been recognized as one of the emerging hallmarks and enabling characteristics of cancer. KidneyCAN hosted the 4th Annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit on October 6-7, 2022  live in...

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Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

Phyllis was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012. Tumors were found on both kidneys and treated with surgery. Her cancer progessed to stage IV in 2014, but Phyllis says, "Here I am, ten years later! Life has changed, but it is good!" For this month's Community Spotlight, we are sharing the story...