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 World Kidney Cancer Day

On 20 June 2019, patients, friends, carers, health professionals, researchers and local kidney cancer organisations around the world will be celebrating the third World Kidney Cancer Day. This year’s theme is ‘We need to talk’, highlighting the urgent need for more awareness and action on kidney cancer around the globe.

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ASCO 2019:  Kidney Cancer Highlights

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Symposium (ASCO) annual conference was held in Chicago, USA May 31-June 4 2019, and was attended by over 40,000 cancer researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and others.
In this report we will highlight some of the presentations which were of particular interest with respect to the kidney cancer community.

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Updates from IKCC

6 hours ago
DYK South African organisations are working hard to dispel the myths that lead to stigmatisation of cancer so patients get access to treatment.
Take our quiz & share it. @CANSA @campaign4cancer #nierkanker #kidneycancer #worldkindeycancerday
7 hours ago
Here’s a great opportunity to talk about #kidneycancer. We are thrilled to team up with @RCCadvocate & @kcCURE to host this Day of Talk. Thank you to clinicians & researchers for participating. @IKCCorg
7 hours ago
#DYK that almost 2x as many men are diagnosed with #kidneycancer as women? For #WorldKidneyCancerDay on June 20th, @IKCCorg wants to make sure everyone knows the facts about kidney cancer.

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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