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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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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Highlights from the ESMO Congress 2022

The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress was held in person (for the 1st time in 2 years) and virtually from 9-13 September 2022. The presentations are available to view on the ESMO website if you have previously logged in to the site. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) attended the scientific programme to keep abreast of the latest advances in the care and treatment of people with kidney cancer.

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Updates from IKCC

No matter where you live, what cancer you have, access to life-saving #cancer diagnosis and treatment should be #equitable for all. It’s important we all join together to #CloseTheCareGap and show support for #WorldCancerDay @uicc
Our founder and chairperson, Vandana Gupta, believes that the most inspiring aspect of working in cancer care is connecting with so many cancer survivors who can support, comfort, one another.
This is a little reminder that our #kcaw2023 starts this coming Monday. Let’s keep the conversation going on how to spot early symptoms and raise awareness of this silent killer. Visit for more information 💚
Congrats to @kccure advocates Debra Gottsleben @gottsled and Tracie Titus on being selected as presenters for the @AmerUrological Patient Perspectives Program at #AUA23 in Chicago! #kidneycancer patient voices matter!

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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