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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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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...

Tracy’s Story: A Caregiver’s Perspective

Tracy, 56, lives in Northeast Ohio with her wife of 12 years, Julie. Julie was diagnosed in 2014 with stage three clear cell renal cell carcinoma. For this month's Community Spotlight, KidneyCAN spoke to Tracy, whose wife Julie is living with stage four kidney cancer....

KidneyCAN Newsletters

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.

You can view archived newsletters here. Note: research news from older issues may be outdated.

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February 2022

Looking ahead to March and Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Preparing for our spring Advocacy Days event to fund kidney cancer research. Community Spotlight: Tracy shares her story as the caregiver for her wife Julie. Information about our next Town Hall, a webinar on immunotherapy choices. The latest research news.

December 2021

Hope and Inspiration for Kidney Cancer Patients in 2022: A special note from Bryan Lewis, KidneyCAN President. Information about our next Town Hall event, reviewing 2021 research breakthroughs and looking ahead at 2022. David and Josie share the impact of kidney cancer on their lives after their wedding.  The latest research news.

October 2021

Town Hall: Handling the holidays when you have kidney cancer. KCRS21: The third annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit. Community Spotlight: Father and daughter team Tony and Jackie Lesica. Fall research advocacy: a targeted microstrike to bring funding home. The latest research news.

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Remembering Ralph: Time Well Spent

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...

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Let’s Get Loud: Spring 2022 Advocacy Days

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 how you can help fund...

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IKCC Report: Retention in Clinical Trials

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. Clinical trials are the key to...

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Remembering Ralph: Time Well Spent

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...