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 Highlights from ASCO 2024

This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting was held from 1-5 June 2024, in Chicago, USA. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. Some affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) went to the meeting to keep up to date with the care and treatment of patients with kidney cancer. A brief “Take home messages” section is followed by more in-depth review of selected abstracts.

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Open Call: IKCC Board of Directors

We are pleased to share the Open Call for Expressions of Interest to Join IKCC Board of Directors.

There are three Board positions open for nomination for 2024: Secretary-Treasurer (Elect), Vice Chair (Chair, Elect) and Director (General Board Director).

All information about the positions and how to apply can be found here. Deadline for application is June 30 2024.

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World Kidney Cancer Day 2024

World Kidney Cancer Day 2024 will take place on Thursday 20th June.

This year the theme is ‘listening’.

Being listened to: Highlighting the benefits of shared decision making.

If you don’t feel listened to: Helping patients feel empowered to seek a second opinion.

Choosing who you listen to: Creating awareness around misinformation and how to check if sources are reliable.

Details of resources and events will be available nearer the time, but be sure to save the date and find out how your organisation can get involved by contacting

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Did you know?

Kidney cancer is often found by accident.

Kidney cancer is the 14th 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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