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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Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2020
The 10th annual Global Kidney Cancer Summit – the only international conference for organisations representing patients with kidney cancer will be held over four days throughout October and November. For the first time, the conference will be held virtually, bringing together the global patient advocate community to learn, share and explore ways to improve the lives of people affected by kidney cancer.
2020 Global Patient Survey
IKCC’s 2020 Global Patient Survey will be opening on 29 October. The biennial survey is designed to identify geographic variations in patients’ experience to highlight best practices and unmet needs related to patients’ access to care, quality of life and involvement in clinical trials.
COVID-19 Cancer-Related Resources
Updates from IKCC
Video interview with Prof. Eric Jonasch (IKCC Board Director) about potential rechallenging with checkpoint inhibitors after immune-related adverse events in GU cancers. This is especially relevant for many #kidneycancer patients. https://t.co/eSvvh3aK3P via @practiceupdate
Update from the SORCE trial; adjuvant Sorafenib for #kidneycancer patients at Intermediate or High Risk of Relapse: Sorafenib should not be used as adjuvant therapy for RCC. Active surveillance is the appropriate control in adjuvant RCC trial, RAMPART. https://t.co/vLE4kcVEWO
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.
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