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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2019 IKCC Annual Conference
4th – 6th April 2019, Lisbon Portugal

Our 9th international conference for kidney cancer patient organisations will be held in Lisbon from 4th-6th April 2019. Over 50 patient advocates from 25 countries will come together to hear the latest information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney cancer. The conference also allows patient organisations to share best practices, exchange experiences and work with us to reduce the global burden of kidney cancer.

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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

3 days ago
Flagging up to #kidneycancer patient organizations for public awareness campaigns as well. #Obesity, #smoking and hypertension are all known and modifiable risk factors:
3 days ago
It’s time for us in the #cancer community to prioritize #HealthyLiving to lower long term cancer risks. Obesity is linked to many tumor types. #prevention #colorectalcancer #KidneyCancer @sloan_kettering #PancreaticCancer

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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