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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Save the Date: Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2020

We’re pleased to announce dates for IKCC’s first virtual Global Kidney Cancer Summit. The online conference will be held over four days with a variety of keynote presentations, plenary sessions and networking opportunities.

  • Thursday, October 29
  • Friday, November 6
  • Thursday, November 19
  • Monday, November 30
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Highlights from the ASCO 2020 Virtual Scientific Programme

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting was held virtually from 29-31 May 2020. The virtual presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) attended the virtual scientific programme to keep abreast of the latest advances in the care and treatment of people with kidney cancer.

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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

8 hours ago
Just posted: new patient and caregiver education video featuring Dr. Naomi Haas and yours truly on #shareddecisionmaking in #kidneycancer. Thanks to @TheJNFoundation for this really helpful series of Kidney Cancer Conversations FYI @KidneyCancer_Ca
https://t.co/KMkEgkBDHo
8 hours ago
Congrats @EUPATIents for the establishment of the EUPATI Foundation! The community needs EUPATI, and other stakeholders too, if patient engagement should move from words to impactful reality. EUPATI is one of the key drivers of patient engagement in R&D https://t.co/Nryi4CaXFH
8 hours ago
Interventional radiology ( #IRad) helps patients in many ways when working collaboratively w/ other doctors. Here, #kidneycancer invades the IVC & heart but was treated w/ embolization @uab_ir. The #cancer shrunk & the vascular invasion retracted, making them eligible for #surgery https://t.co/fkRcOEYmtb
9 hours ago
Colds, flu and COVID-19 all come with at least some similar symptoms - so how can #kidneycancer patients know which is which, and what should you do if you're worried? What are the differences between colds, flu and COVID-19? https://t.co/YwHAwIZKHU via @patient
3 days ago
Just in @KCA_Journal 👉🏻1/3rd patients with mRCC kidneycancer have bone mets. Scant data on development, prevention, prognosis and treatment of skeletal related events (SREs) in mRCC👉🏻Excellent systemic review by @PBarataMD @bilenma & team. @KidneyCancer https://t.co/Q6FoU859BQ https://t.co/nhHZRuQg9N

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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