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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Join Our Grassroots Army

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.

Did you know? Access to specialized #kidneycancer care is a significant and expensive challenge in rural areas, but #telehealth can bridge this gap. 

KidneyCAN is advocating for robust telehealth legislation, and we need your voice on March 12th! Join our virtual advocacy day to ensure everyone has the care they deserve. 🧡💚

Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

Did you know? Access to specialized #kidneycancer care is a significant and expensive challenge in rural areas, but #telehealth can bridge this gap.

KidneyCAN is advocating for robust telehealth legislation, and we need your voice on March 12th! Join our virtual advocacy day to ensure everyone has the care they deserve. 🧡💚

Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy
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VT ◦ KY ◦ AR ◦ MS ◦ NM ◦ WY ◦ UT ◦ ID ◦ AK ◦ HI ◦ NV ◦ OR ◦ ND ◦ SD ◦ NE ◦ WI

Your state urgently needs representation for our Virtual Advocacy Day on March 12th! 

Stand with KidneyCAN and make your voice heard for kidney cancer research funding. Advocacy takes just a little bit of your time, and we provide everything you need to succeed!

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#BeTheChange #AcceleratingCures #CancerResearch #FundTheCure

📢 Attention #kidneycancer advocates in the following states! We need YOU!

VT ◦ KY ◦ AR ◦ MS ◦ NM ◦ WY ◦ UT ◦ ID ◦ AK ◦ HI ◦ NV ◦ OR ◦ ND ◦ SD ◦ NE ◦ WI

Your state urgently needs representation for our Virtual Advocacy Day on March 12th!

Stand with KidneyCAN and make your voice heard for kidney cancer research funding. Advocacy takes just a little bit of your time, and we provide everything you need to succeed!

Sign up now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

#BeTheChange #AcceleratingCures #CancerResearch #FundTheCure
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Get ready to be inspired! 🌟 

Join us for a live event with the new NCI Director, Dr. Kimryn Rathmell, on Feb 22 at 11:30 AM ET. 

As a #kidneycancer specialist, Dr. Rathmell's appointment is a significant moment for our community. Tune in to hear her vision and impact on cancer research. 

You can watch on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/764377741828356/

#NCIDirectorLive #KidneyCancerCare #CancerResearch

Get ready to be inspired! 🌟

Join us for a live event with the new NCI Director, Dr. Kimryn Rathmell, on Feb 22 at 11:30 AM ET.

As a #kidneycancer specialist, Dr. Rathmell`s appointment is a significant moment for our community. Tune in to hear her vision and impact on cancer research.

You can watch on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/764377741828356/

#NCIDirectorLive #KidneyCancerCare #CancerResearch
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🌐Spring Advocacy Days are coming up! We still need virtual participants on March 12th! No matter where you are, you can join KidneyCAN to advocate for #kidneycancer research funding. 

Your story has power! Share it with Congress from the comfort of your home to help us make progress. 

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy 

#VirtualAdvocacy #KidneyCancerAction

🌐Spring Advocacy Days are coming up! We still need virtual participants on March 12th! No matter where you are, you can join KidneyCAN to advocate for #kidneycancer research funding.

Your story has power! Share it with Congress from the comfort of your home to help us make progress.

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

#VirtualAdvocacy #KidneyCancerAction
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🎥 The full recording of KidneyCAN's latest Town Hall is now available on YouTube! 

Join Uromigos Drs. Brian Rini and Tom Powles as they provide exclusive insights into #kidneycancer research advancements. Perfect for patients, caregivers, and professionals seeking the latest info. 

Watch now and stay informed! ➡️ https://youtu.be/aIMbUp0Fan0

#KidneyCANTownHall #Uromigos #RCC #CancerNews #KidneyCancerAwareness #ResearchUpdates

🎥 The full recording of KidneyCAN`s latest Town Hall is now available on YouTube!

Join Uromigos Drs. Brian Rini and Tom Powles as they provide exclusive insights into #kidneycancer research advancements. Perfect for patients, caregivers, and professionals seeking the latest info.

Watch now and stay informed! ➡️ https://youtu.be/aIMbUp0Fan0

#KidneyCANTownHall #Uromigos #RCC #CancerNews #KidneyCancerAwareness #ResearchUpdates
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Exciting news from KidneyCAN! 🌟 

In partnership with AACR, we're directly funding two $50,000 research grants to advance #kidneycancer treatments. It's a big leap toward new breakthroughs, and it's all thanks to the support of our incredible community. (Psst -- that's YOU!)

Together, we're powering the journey to cures. 

Details here: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #KidneyCancerResearch #CommunityImpact #RCC

Exciting news from KidneyCAN! 🌟

In partnership with AACR, we`re directly funding two $50,000 research grants to advance #kidneycancer treatments. It`s a big leap toward new breakthroughs, and it`s all thanks to the support of our incredible community. (Psst -- that`s YOU!)

Together, we`re powering the journey to cures.

Details here: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #KidneyCancerResearch #CommunityImpact #RCC
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We are gearing up for tonight's Town Hall to review the latest #kidneycancer research with the Uromigos! You won't want to miss their trademark wit and debate as they cover 2023 research breakthroughs and look ahead to what we can expect in 2024. 

➡️ Renowned Experts: Brian Rini & Tom Powles
➡️ 6:00-7:00 pm ET
➡️ FREE Zoom webinar
➡️ Register for access: https://bit.ly/UromigosTownHall

Pro tip #1:  If you email us at 6 pm asking for the link, we will have trouble letting you in ... register now to get the link in your inbox, and you won't miss a thing!

Pro tip #2: If you want to see this but can't catch it live, register! You will get a link to the video as soon as it's available. 

Looking forward to a great event! See you tonight!

#AcceleratingCures #TownHall #CancerResearch #KidneyCancer #RCC #KidneyCancerResearch #Uromigos #2023Research #2024Outlook #CancerAwareness #MedicalResearch #ImmunotherapyAdvances #Immunotherapy #Biomarkers

We are gearing up for tonight`s Town Hall to review the latest #kidneycancer research with the Uromigos! You won`t want to miss their trademark wit and debate as they cover 2023 research breakthroughs and look ahead to what we can expect in 2024.

➡️ Renowned Experts: Brian Rini & Tom Powles
➡️ 6:00-7:00 pm ET
➡️ FREE Zoom webinar
➡️ Register for access: https://bit.ly/UromigosTownHall

Pro tip #1: If you email us at 6 pm asking for the link, we will have trouble letting you in ... register now to get the link in your inbox, and you won`t miss a thing!

Pro tip #2: If you want to see this but can`t catch it live, register! You will get a link to the video as soon as it`s available.

Looking forward to a great event! See you tonight!

#AcceleratingCures #TownHall #CancerResearch #KidneyCancer #RCC #KidneyCancerResearch #Uromigos #2023Research #2024Outlook #CancerAwareness #MedicalResearch #ImmunotherapyAdvances #Immunotherapy #Biomarkers
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Transform your emotions into power this #WorldCancerDay by registering for KidneyCAN's Advocacy Days. Each conversation you have with lawmakers can light the path to a future without #kidneycancer. 

Your involvement is crucial, and we provide everything you need! Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

Transform your emotions into power this #WorldCancerDay by registering for KidneyCAN`s Advocacy Days. Each conversation you have with lawmakers can light the path to a future without #kidneycancer.

Your involvement is crucial, and we provide everything you need! Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy
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Today is #WorldCancerDay, and to mark this day, let's pledge more than just words. Let's pledge action. 

Sign up now to be an advocate for our Advocacy Days event in March, and stand with us in Washington. Your story, your voice, can unlock the research funding needed to save lives. A little bit of your time can make a world of difference. 

Let's turn pain into progress! Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

Today is #WorldCancerDay, and to mark this day, let`s pledge more than just words. Let`s pledge action.

Sign up now to be an advocate for our Advocacy Days event in March, and stand with us in Washington. Your story, your voice, can unlock the research funding needed to save lives. A little bit of your time can make a world of difference.

Let`s turn pain into progress! Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy
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