Working together to reduce the global burden of kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is a global issue. Every year, 431,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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Summary of Kidney Cancer Highlights from ESMO 2023

This year’s European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress was held from 20-24 October 2023, in Madrid, Spain. The presentations are available to read on the ESMO website. Some affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) went to the meeting to keep up to date with the care and treatment of patients with kidney cancer. In this report, a brief “Take home messages” section is followed by more in-depth review of selected abstracts.

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World Kidney Cancer Day 2023

On 15th June 2023 patients, friends, carers, health professionals, researchers, IKCC affiliate organisations and local kidney cancer organisations around the world came together to mark World Kidney Cancer Day 2023. The campaign focussed on the importance of survivorship with the theme, We need to talk about living with kidney cancer.

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Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2023

The 13th Global Kidney Cancer Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18th – 20th June 2023. We welcomed 33 patient support groups from 23 countries. Over the 3 days we followed the patient pathway touching on all aspects of a kidney cancer diagnosis from early detection and concluding with survivorship.

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Did you know?

Kidney cancer is often found by accident.

Kidney cancer is the 14th most prevalent cancer worldwide.

About 59 per cent of kidney cancer cases occur in more developed countries.

Our Global Network

IKCC welcomes every organisation that has an interest in kidney cancer and who pledges to conform to our Code of Conduct. We extend an open invitation to become part of this international network.

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