Raising Awareness

We are the voice of the kidney cancer community in Washington, D.C., and the United States. Without our input, the people who make decisions about legislation and research funding won’t understand the need for money to be dedicated specifically to kidney cancer research. Your stories, your experiences, your voice … it makes a powerful impression.

Speak up with us!

Kidney cancer research is underfunded

40 Lives per day

This year,  more than 76,000 Americans will be diagnosed with kidney cancer and almost 14,000 kidney cancer patients will lose their lives. The need for research and additional treatment options is urgent. 

A Poor Prognosis

Despite amazing strides in kidney cancer treatment, the prognosis for those with stage IV disease remains poor. The five-year survival rate is just under 10%.

More work needs doing, and we advocate to fund that work.

FUNDING HAPPENS IN D.C.

Every year, lobbyists flood Washington, D.C., to ensure that their interests get prioritized when Congress appropriates funding. In this video, KidneyCAN President Bryan Lewis explains how you have to speak up and get a seat at that table — otherwise, “you’re on the menu.”

A TELLING COMPARISON

Melanoma and kidney cancer have long been considered sister diseases. Both have dire prognoses and a very poor response to traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Both are among the most responsive of all cancers to immunotherapy.

Statistics show 40% more patients die from kidney cancer each year than melanoma. However, in recent years, melanoma research has received in both private funding and federal grants many times the funding for kidney cancer research.

Ready to Fight?

There are so many ways you can help. We need your voice! If every person impacted by kidney cancer did a little to speak up for the community, we would be impossible to ignore.

The Need for Advocacy & Involvement

DISTRICT DAYS 2021

BE AN ADVOCATE

WAYS TO GIVE

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.

"What #KidneyCancer Can't Take from Us"

Be sure to check out the inspiring story of David and Josie, featured in our Community Spotlight this month. David was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer at age 37, months after his wedding to Josie. Though cancer upended some of the newlyweds' plans, they're focused on the positive and enjoying their lives together.

https://kidneycan.org/david-and-josie/

#cancer #survivorstories #communityspotlight #kidneycan #acceleratingcures #patientvoice #livingwithcancer #inspiration #optimism @cityofhope

"What #KidneyCancer Can't Take from Us"

Be sure to check out the inspiring story of David and Josie, featured in our Community Spotlight this month. David was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer at age 37, months after his wedding to Josie. Though cancer upended some of the newlyweds' plans, they're focused on the positive and enjoying their lives together.

https://kidneycan.org/david-and-josie/

#cancer #survivorstories #communityspotlight #kidneycan #acceleratingcures #patientvoice #livingwithcancer #inspiration #optimism @cityofhope
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🥰🥰 How it feels when your community SHOWS UP on #GivingTuesday! 🥰🥰

We have raised over $9,000 today and are still going strong! That means we have $18,000 with our match! 

Every dollar you give to KidneyCAN goes to WORK for you -- for advocacy, for propelling research, for patient support and education. THANK YOU for being part of our grassroots army. 

Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

🥰🥰 How it feels when your community SHOWS UP on #GivingTuesday! 🥰🥰

We have raised over $9,000 today and are still going strong! That means we have $18,000 with our match!

Every dollar you give to KidneyCAN goes to WORK for you -- for advocacy, for propelling research, for patient support and education. THANK YOU for being part of our grassroots army.

Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to Washington. 

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to Washington.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU to make things happen!

Donate at KidneyCAN.org

Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU to make things happen!

Donate at KidneyCAN.org
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KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer. On #GivingTuesday, we're asking for your support. Want to know where your money goes? 

See our 2021 accomplishments here: https://bit.ly/KidneyCAN2021

We have a generous match for up to $15,000 in donations this holiday season. Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer. On #GivingTuesday, we're asking for your support. Want to know where your money goes?

See our 2021 accomplishments here: https://bit.ly/KidneyCAN2021

We have a generous match for up to $15,000 in donations this holiday season. Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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Between now and New Year's Day, we will lose around 1,280 people to #kidneycancer. KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures, and our work is urgent. Please consider giving to KidneyCAN on #GivingTuesday. 

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Between now and New Year's Day, we will lose around 1,280 people to #kidneycancer. KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures, and our work is urgent. Please consider giving to KidneyCAN on #GivingTuesday.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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The holidays can be a hectic and overwhelming time, even if you're not dealing with #kidneycancer. 

Tune in as our experts offer strategies for making the most of the holiday season -- managing symptoms, supporting your mental health, and more. 

"Handling the Holidays with Cancer"
• FREE Patient & Caregiver Event
• Tuesday, Nov. 30th at 5:30 pm EST
• Online via Zoom
• Interactive -- ask your questions! 

You're not alone this holiday season! Register now at www.kidneycan.org.

The holidays can be a hectic and overwhelming time, even if you're not dealing with #kidneycancer.

Tune in as our experts offer strategies for making the most of the holiday season -- managing symptoms, supporting your mental health, and more.

"Handling the Holidays with Cancer"
• FREE Patient & Caregiver Event
• Tuesday, Nov. 30th at 5:30 pm EST
• Online via Zoom
• Interactive -- ask your questions!

You're not alone this holiday season! Register now at www.kidneycan.org.
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Thanksgiving Day is behind us ... how are you doing? 

If you're overwhelmed and a little exhausted by the thought of the full holiday season ahead, we can help. 

You're not alone this holiday season.

Join us for a conversation with experienced patients, caregivers, and medical professionals as they share their best tips and strategies for surviving (and thriving!) during the holidays when you or a loved one has cancer. 

💚 Handling the Holidays with Cancer
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
📆 Tuesday, November 30th 
⏰ 5:30-6:30 pm EST (with "eggnog happy hour" to follow!)
📩 Register at https://bit.ly/HolidayTownHall

What questions do you have for our experts? Drop them in the comments, or let us know when you register. We're here for you!

Thanksgiving Day is behind us ... how are you doing?

If you're overwhelmed and a little exhausted by the thought of the full holiday season ahead, we can help.

You're not alone this holiday season.

Join us for a conversation with experienced patients, caregivers, and medical professionals as they share their best tips and strategies for surviving (and thriving!) during the holidays when you or a loved one has cancer.

💚 Handling the Holidays with Cancer
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
📆 Tuesday, November 30th
⏰ 5:30-6:30 pm EST (with "eggnog happy hour" to follow!)
📩 Register at https://bit.ly/HolidayTownHall

What questions do you have for our experts? Drop them in the comments, or let us know when you register. We're here for you!
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Join this free symposium to understand how your quality of life and symptom management during #kidneycancer treatment can be improved by support from palliative care specialists. 

This event is provided by our friends at the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. Register here: https://jnfkidneycancer.org/supporting-patients-family-the-role-of-palliative-care/

Join this free symposium to understand how your quality of life and symptom management during #kidneycancer treatment can be improved by support from palliative care specialists.

This event is provided by our friends at the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. Register here: https://jnfkidneycancer.org/supporting-patients-family-the-role-of-palliative-care/
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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). Our work is funded by grassroots donors in the kidney cancer community. 

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David Roy, age 37, lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife, Josie Garcia-Roy. David was was diagnosed in March 2021 with non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma.When Cancer Changes the PlanFor this month's Community Spotlight, KidneyCAN spoke to David Roy and Josie Garcia-Roy, both California...