Working together to reduce the global burden of kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is a global issue. Every year, 403,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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2021 World Kidney Cancer Day 

‘We need to talk about how we’re feeling’ is the theme for World Kidney Cancer Day 2021. Save the date on 17 June 2021 and join patients, families, friends, carers, health professionals, researchers and local kidney cancer organisations from around the world to raise awareness and reduce the global burden of kidney cancer.

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2020 Global Patient Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared our 2020 Global Patient Survey. Collecting experiences and insights will help identify geographic variations and highlight best practices and unmet needs related to access to care, quality of life and involvement in kidney cancer clinical trials.

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COVID-19 Cancer-Related Resources

The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting people around the world and is of great concern to many cancer patients. In addition to information about the virus and how to protect ourselves, kidney cancer patients need information about cancer treatment, follow-up care and other cancer-specific details about managing our health during the pandemic.

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Updates from IKCC

1 week ago
One of IKCC’s core beliefs is that patients and their families have an essential role to play in healthcare decisions that affect their lives. Check out our IKCC #KidneyCancer Decision Aids here
2 weeks ago via @urotoday #kidneycancer patient summary data from trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors for advanced kidney cancer confirm a survival benefit with the combination of cabozantinib+nivolumab and pembrolizumab+xitinib and ipilimumab+nivolumab.
3 weeks ago
Tomorrow – Tuesday 5th January - is the last day to complete our IKCC Global Patient Survey. So far we have had almost 2000 responses, Please continue to share and give this one last push, we get such important information for #kidneycancer patients, clinicians & researchers.
3 weeks ago
IKCC Global Patient Survey will stay open until 5 January 2021. This extension will give more #kidneycancer patients & carers the opportunity to share their experiences and insights. Pls. complete the survey: it's available in 13 languages and variants.

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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