Working together to reduce the global burden of kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is a global issue. Every year, 338,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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2019 World Kidney Cancer Day

On 20 June 2019, patients, friends, carers, health professionals, researchers and local kidney cancer organisations around the world celebrated the third World Kidney Cancer Day. The 2019 theme, ‘We need to talk’, highlighted the urgent need for more awareness and action on kidney cancer around the globe.

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ASCO 2019:  Kidney Cancer Highlights

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Symposium (ASCO) annual conference was held in Chicago, USA May 31-June 4 2019, and was attended by over 40,000 cancer researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and others.
In this report we will highlight some of the presentations which were of particular interest with respect to the kidney cancer community.

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Updates from IKCC

14 hours ago
Join @ANZUPtrials free Community Engagement Forum at the Hilton Brisbane on Sun 21 July2019, 1pm - 4pm. Darren Nolan #kidneycancer patient will talk about his experience as a #clinicaltrial participant with @DavePryorRO & @ChambersInOz Still time to book
14 hours ago
That's why we created a chart that includes all open trials for non-clear cell #kidneycancer. Patients are willing to enroll in trials - but too often aren't referred by their physicians or can't travel to an open center.
19 hours ago
From a patient perspective, the current SOC (Standard of Care) for papillary #kidneycancer is a CLINICAL TRIAL. Let’s work as patient organisations to direct these patients to biology-specific trials we can build upon to improve outcomes. @KidneyCancer @kcCURE @KidneyCancer_Ca

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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