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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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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 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 Note: research news from older issues may be outdated.

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April 2022

Town Hall: Understanding your immunotherapy choices and shared decision-making. Clinical trials and the need for diversity. Patient retention in clinical trials. KCRS22: Previewing the agenda and featured speakers. Community Spotlight: Remembering KidneyCAN founder Ralph Knapp. Summer research advocacy: District Days.

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.

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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...

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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...