Cancer is one of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. On the whole, research progress from one year to the next is incremental, and true breakthroughs are exceptional. Nevertheless, every year brings new knowledge and insights that help direct further research and ultimately improve the outlook for patients with cancer. Clinical Cancer Advances 2017 highlights the most important clinical advances of the past year and previews where cancer science is headed. Advances highlighted
Berit Eberhardt represented IKCC at the European Society for Medical Oncology conference in Copenhagen, October 2016.
The theme of our booth was “An apple a day … keeps the doctor supporting patients with kidney cancer!”
The booth was very busy! Berit explained our current and planned projects, and chatted with visitors about clinical trials, 10 for IO, and our growing number of Affiliate groups worldwide.
submitted by Berit Eberhardt, Das Lebenshaus, Germany
I have found many of the tips in this article useful in Germany for our patients with kidney cancer — and others, not. You could modify this list for use in your own organisation.
As of December 2016, there are now TWO patient advocates on the NCI Renal Task Force.
The US National Cancer Institute’s Renal Task Force is an advisory group that involves the renal oncology community to address the design and prioritization of NCI funded phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials in renal cell cancer.
Deb Maskens joins the Task Force as a Patient Advocate from the IKCC (International Kidney
VHLFA Greece has been doing some pretty amazing work in putting von Hippel-Lindau and kidney cancer on the map!
With the help of Perceptions Consulting (www.perception.com.gr) they organized a press conference at Divani Caravel, a large central hotel in Athens, to interest the
by Susan Poteat and Hans Hammers, M.D.
KCCure is pleased to announce an inaugural Request for Applications for a $100,000 Grant Award to fund innovative high-risk, high-impact ideas for kidney cancer research. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. The grant will be awarded in April 2017, and funding will cover a research project for a two year period. Investigators representing academic research centers within the United States are eligible to apply.
Proposed projects should develop