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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Summary of Kidney Cancer Take-Home Messages from ASCO GU 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Symposium was held virtually from 11-13 February 2021. 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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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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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

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Patients are not hormone receptor positive. Their cancers are. Patients are not metastatic. Their cancers are. When we write like this—in conf abstracts, in manuscripts, in protocols—it is dehumanizing.
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Cabozantinib/Nivolumab has received CHMP EU Approval for advanced #kidneycancer which would bring Europe into line with the USA approval via @onclive
4 days ago
Inspiring to work with our colleagues in the Global Cancer Coalitions Network on our common goals and to learn from each other! #PowerfulTogether
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In this interview with CURE®, Dr.Motzer, from MSKCC, discusses how the treatment landscape has shifted since he first began practicing and what some combination treatments offer patients with #kidneycancer via @curetoday

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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