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 ASCO GU 2023

This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers (ASCO GU) Symposium was held from 16-18 February 2023, in San Francisco, CA, USA. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO 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. A brief Take home messages section is followed by more in-depth review of selected abstracts.

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Save The Date: Thursday 15th June 2023

World Kidney Cancer Day 2023 will take place on Thursday 15th June 2023.

The 2023 campaign is all about providing practical help for patients and caregivers around the world who are living with kidney cancer. The campaign will cover the importance of good nutrition, managing the side effects of treatments, the value of support groups and more. Details of online and video resources and World Kidney Cancer Day events will be announced nearer the time.

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Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2023

The 13th Global Kidney Cancer Summit will be held on Sunday 18th June – Tuesday 20th June 2023.

More information will be shared early in 2023 for our next in-person meeting.

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Updates from IKCC

Report from #kidneycancer Roundtable in the EU Parliament published. The need to address EU funding for kidney cancer research, which is currently not in line with the incidence or burden of the disease discussed. Thank you to all attendees
“Should I consider new treatments when I'm already taking Sunitinib?”

Dr. Naveen Basappa answers this in the Kidney Cancer Video Knowledge Library – a depository of hundreds of Q&A videos of #kidneycancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
#KidneyCancer can be overwhelming, but our Patient Resource Center is here to help with information on different types of #RCC, surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and questions to ask at your appointments.

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Two Trailblazer Awards are open for research in any area of #kidneycancer. Submit your best work to help advance the field! Applications are due in April, apply now:
Fantastic to meet our affiliate in Italy 'ANTURE' at the recent #EAU23 meeting. This new group is getting recognised and helping to raising awareness about kidney cancer in Italy. @Claudia_Ung

Did you know?

Kidney cancer is often found by accident.

Kidney cancer is the 12th 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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