IKCC is a global collaboration of patient organisations that empowers and represents the kidney cancer community through advocacy, awareness, information and research.
The IKCC Global Network
IKCC welcomes every organisation that has an interest in kidney cancer and extends an open invitation to all groups to become a part of this international network. IKCC also welcome individuals.
Why World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day?
June 22 will mark the first World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day – a day where the global kidney cancer community of patients, caregivers, family, health care professionals and patient organisations will raise awareness and funds for kidney cancer.
Kidney cancer is a serious disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world and is resulting in a growing burden and many unanswered questions. The worldwide incidence of kidney cancer is predicted to rise by 22 percent by 2020 and the cause of kidney cancer still remains largely unknown. Treatment varies around the world and too often kidney cancer is forgotten.
Our seventh IKCC Conference for kidney cancer patient organisations recently held in Warsaw, Poland was a huge success. The first ever Global Kidney Cancer Awareness Day – Thursday 22nd June 2017 – was officially launched following the keynote address on the ‘Global Burden of Kidney Cancer’ delivered by Prof. Dr. Hendrik van Poppel of Belgium.
During the AGM, Dr. Eric Jonasch, an internationally recognized expert specialising in kidney cancer from Texas, USA and Dr. Elizabeth Perdeaux an expert in medical/health communications based in the UK, were elected to the IKCC Board of Directors. Read more
Immuno-oncology (IO) therapy is a new (and old) way to treat cancer by activating your immune system in the hope that it will attack your tumour. Our sister site ‘10-for-IO’ is a central resource for patient organisations to access information about immuno-oncology specifically as it applies to renal cell carcinoma. Click here for more information.
We are pleased to present the Book of Courage and Hope. This collection of the stories of patient experiences and the support provided by our affiliates in many of the countries represented among our Affiliates helps to demonstrate the important work of our Affiliates, and of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition in supporting and encouraging those Affiliates. Read about the important work of kidney cancer care around the world.
Our International Kidney Cancer Patient Charter was created to ensure that the more than one million people living with kidney cancer worldwide have access to the best available treatment, care, information and support. The Charter is based on a survey extended to 34 patient group leaders with a special interest in kidney cancer, located in 20 countries spread over 6 continents.