Be Kind to Your Kidneys:
Optimizing Your Kidney Health

A KidneyCAN Town Hall Event

Learn how treatments, surgeries, and even common conditions can impact your kidney function.

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Resource Links from Topics Mentioned in the Program
Here are additional links to resources for patients and caregivers, some of which were mentioned in the program and chat. 

 

Working with an OncoNephrologist

What is the role of an OncoNephrologist in the treatment of kidney cancer?

The Basics of OncoNephrology in the Renal Clinic

OncoNephrology Clinic Overview: Mayo Clinic

Why and how should a nephrologist be involved in the management of a cancer patient?

OncoNephrology

 

Finding A Comprehensive Care Center

What should I consider when choosing a care center for kidney cancer treatment?

Choosing a Cancer Center or Hospital: Worksheet from the American Cancer Society

Building a Care Team: KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center

How can I find an NCI-designated Cancer Center specialized in kidney cancer?

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers: KidneyCAN

 

Common Treatment Side Effects

What are the common side effects of kidney cancer treatment?

Side Effects of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Chemotherapy for Kidney Cancer: Effectiveness and Side Effects

 

Diet and Nutrition During Treatment

What foods are recommended for kidney cancer patients during treatment?

Diet and Nutrition for Kidney Cancer: IKCC.org

Best Diet and Nutrition Tips for Kidney Cancer

 

Monitoring Kidney Function

What questions should I ask my healthcare team regarding the monitoring of kidney function during treatment?

Questions to Ask About Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer: Questions to Ask the Health Care Team

 

Taking Care of Your Kidneys During Treatment

What measures can be taken to support kidney function during treatment?

Kidney Cancer: Coping with Treatment

 

Connecting with Community

KidneyCAN’s SmartPatients Group

KidneyCAN thanks all who participated in this special Town Hall event, including Dr. Matthew Abramson from Mt. Sinai and Dr. Hans Hammers from UTSW. Thank you as well to our patient and caregiver community for providing insights and resources in the chat and community social that followed the Town Hall.

Meet the Experts

Join Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned kidney cancer specialist from UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, an onco-nephrologist from Mt. Sinai, as they show patients the value of team management in maintaining healthy kidneys through the RCC treatment process.
Hans Hammers | KidneyCAN Town Hall

HANS HAMMERS, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncologist,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Hans Hammers, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Hematology and Oncology. He is the inaugural Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine.

Originally from Germany, Dr. Hammers received his medical and doctoral degrees from the Medical University of Luebeck. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, and then received advanced training through a fellowship program in medical oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Also at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hammers led the kidney cancer research efforts and played a major role in the development of immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors in kidney cancer. His work in immunotherapy has been nationally recognized, and he has been the principal investigator on several industry- and investigator-sponsored trials.

Board certified in internal medicine and in medical oncology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

He is co-leader of clinical research and immunotherapy for the kidney cancer research program and will be continuing his research efforts to develop novel immunotherapies for kidney cancer.

Dr. Matthew Abramson | KidneyCAN Town Hall

Matthew Abramson, M.D.

Onco-Nephrologist, 
Mt. Sinai

Dr. Matthew Abramson is a distinguished nephrologist, board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both internal medicine and nephrology. Currently practicing at Mount Sinai Doctors, Dr. Abramson attends to patients at the Faculty Practice Associates located in Manhattan, NY.

A native of New York City, Dr. Abramson embarked on his medical journey with an internal medicine residency at Stony Brook Medicine, which he completed in 2017. His dedication to the field of nephrology led him to a general nephrology fellowship at the renowned Weill Cornell Medicine, culminating in 2019. During this period, he cultivated a profound interest in onco-nephrology, a specialty that bridges oncology and nephrology. This passion steered him towards an onco-nephrology specialty sub-fellowship at the globally recognized Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which he completed in 2020.

In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Abramson is an esteemed member of the American Society of Nephrology, reflecting his dedication to advancing the field and staying abreast of the latest developments.

An informed patient is an empowered patient.

We at KidneyCAN know how challenging it can be to keep up with research developments and how they could impact your treatment options. We hope the ideas presented in our Town Hall help you as you work with your doctor to manage your care for kidney cancer.

If you’re looking to connect with more people who share your challenges and can offer support, check out our Smart Patients forum.

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What's for dinner? 

Or for that matter, what's for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you're undergoing treatment. 

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you're a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you're not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment

What`s for dinner?

Or for that matter, what`s for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you`re undergoing treatment.

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you`re a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you`re not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment
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Join us for #KCRS24 from anywhere in the world! 🌍 Virtual registration is now open and FREE!

July 11-12
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Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of groundbreaking discussions and innovations in #KidneyCancer research. Register today and be part of the conversation!

🔗 www.kcrs.kidneycan.org

Join us for #KCRS24 from anywhere in the world! 🌍 Virtual registration is now open and FREE!

July 11-12
⭐ Watch presentations LIVE
⭐ Get the fastest access to recordings and slides
⭐ Interactive participation with speakers and audience
⭐ Join easily from your home or office

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of groundbreaking discussions and innovations in #KidneyCancer research. Register today and be part of the conversation!

🔗 www.kcrs.kidneycan.org
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Congratulations to Jackson and Isabel Lewis on their high school graduation! 🎉🎓

When Bryan Lewis, KidneyCAN President, was diagnosed with #KidneyCancer in 2007, his twins were just one year old. This past week, Bryan missed #ASCO24 to celebrate the graduation with his family. We love this reminder of why we work so hard to #AccelerateCures for kidney cancer: so that patients can continue to experience all of life's precious moments.

Join us in celebrating the Lewis family and all the milestones that make life so special!

Congratulations to Jackson and Isabel Lewis on their high school graduation! 🎉🎓

When Bryan Lewis, KidneyCAN President, was diagnosed with #KidneyCancer in 2007, his twins were just one year old. This past week, Bryan missed #ASCO24 to celebrate the graduation with his family. We love this reminder of why we work so hard to #AccelerateCures for kidney cancer: so that patients can continue to experience all of life`s precious moments.

Join us in celebrating the Lewis family and all the milestones that make life so special!
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How much water is too much water? 💦

In this informative clip from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall, Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned oncologist and kidney cancer specialist at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, a nephro-oncologist at Mt. Sinai, answer a common question among kidney cancer patients. Watch to learn the ideal hydration levels and why they matter in #kidneycancer care.

How much water is too much water? 💦

In this informative clip from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall, Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned oncologist and kidney cancer specialist at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, a nephro-oncologist at Mt. Sinai, answer a common question among kidney cancer patients. Watch to learn the ideal hydration levels and why they matter in #kidneycancer care.
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Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience! 

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website. 

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/

Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience!

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website.

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/
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Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors. 

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors.

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let's talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN's next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients. 

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let's navigate this path together!

When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let`s talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN`s next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients.

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let`s navigate this path together!
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