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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Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2019 

Over 50 patient advocates from 25 countries met in Lisbon for our 9th Global Kidney Cancer Summit. Highlights included a keynote lecture by Professor Serena Barello from the Catholic University of Milan who discussed the value of patient activation. Throughout the three-day meeting patient organisation leaders learned about latest developments in kidney cancer care, discussed active patient involvement and shared experiences and best practices. This meeting was held alongside a Clinical Experts meeting hosted by the Associação Portuguesa de Urologia and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Urologia.

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GU ASCO 2019 Highlights

Approximately 4000 people attended physically, but several hundred other people attended virtually. Saturday Feb 16th was almost entirely dedicated to kidney cancer, and researchers, urologists, and medical oncologists over the whole world followed the news and presentations through social media and news reports.

 

Read on for a summary of kidney cancer take-home messages from
GU ASCO 2019.

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Updates from IKCC

12 hours ago
Com o objetivo de gerar mais informação a respeito da doença, convidamos você a participar do quiz global sobre os mitos e verdades do câncer de rim.
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12 hours ago
Lançamento "World Kidney Cancer Day", Dia Mundial do Câncer de Rim, é uma iniciativa da International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) e, aqui no Brasil, conta com o apoio das instituições: Instituto Espaço de Vida, @Oncoguia e @vencerocancer https://t.co/kiVjggONZe

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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