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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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

3 days ago
Outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for completely endophytic renal tumors: A multicenter analysis.
3 days ago
#kidneycancer Microwave ablation might be considered in the management of small renal masses as a safe and effective treatment method. However, further studies are required to assess the patient population that would most benefit from microwave ablation.
6 days ago
We're pleased to announce the virtual launch of the #TimeToActCancer campaign 👇

'Don't let #Covid19 stop you from tackling #Cancer.'

💡 New Data
🗣 Resources in over 25 languages
🗓 Tuesday, 11 May [11:00-12:00 CEST]

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1 week ago
Three phase III clinical trials (Keynote 426, Checkmate 9ER, Checkmate 214) were analysed for #kidneycancer patients who had prior nephrectomy compared to those who did not.
The Role of Nephrectomy in Metastatic RCC in the IO Era via @practiceupdate
2 weeks ago
We need to include a wider cohort of participants who better reflect the real world situation that exists outside of clinical trials. This is especially true for #kidneycancer It’s time to invite more people to join clinical trials

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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