Our 8th IKCC Conference for kidney cancer patient organisations recently held in Mexico City, Mexico was a huge success with over 50 kidney cancer patient advocates from 25 countries attending . Throughout the three-day meeting patient organisation leaders learned about latest developments in kidney cancer care, discussed active patient involvement and shared experiences with national healthcare policies. This meeting was held alongside a Clinical Experts meeting hosted by the <a href="http://www.larcg.org/
Note: The following summary was prepared by patient advocates for the benefit of patient organisations who focus on kidney cancer. While this summary has been medically reviewed, the information contained herein is based upon public data shared at this meeting and is not intended to be exhaustive. Patients should ask their physician about any information that pertains to their care.
Summary of Kidney Cancer Take-Home Messages from ESMO 2017
Over 24,000 people attended the ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) meeting in Madrid from September 8–12
On 22 June, 2017 the global kidney cancer community of patients, caregivers, families, healthcare professionals and patient organisations came together to celebrate our inaugural World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day.
Our aim was to raise much needed awareness of kidney cancer around the world by asking those who visited our website to take the brief 7 question Quiz. Over 11,000 people from Ghana to Australia completed our seven-question online Quiz and helped raise funds at the same time. A report
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.