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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World Kidney Cancer Day is on Thursday 15th June 2023

This year, the campaign will focus on the importance of survivorship with the theme, We need to talk about living with kidney cancer. It will focus on the importance of good nutrition, managing the side effects of treatments, the value of support from groups, family and friends, and more.

The 2023 WCKD campaign will feature social media assets, including video content and other downloadable resources, and a virtual Patient and Carer Global Symposium on 15th June.

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Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2023

The 13th Global Kidney Cancer Summit is taking place 18 – 20 June 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The conference agenda is now available. It follows the patient pathway over the three days, beginning with early detection and concluding with survivorship, touching on all aspects of a kidney cancer diagnosis.

If you are not attending in person, you can register for the virtual conference. As a virtual delegate, you will have access to the conference sessions and hear from speakers about a variety of important topics related to living with kidney cancer.

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Summary of Kidney Cancer Highlights from ASCO GU 2023

This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers (ASCO GU) Symposium was held from 16-18 February 2023, in San Francisco, CA, USA. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. Some affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) went to the meeting to keep up to date with the care and treatment of patients with kidney cancer. A brief Take home messages section is followed by more in-depth review of selected abstracts.

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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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