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Taking part in a clinical trial can be a good choice but it is often hard to find a clinical trial that is right for you. The following tables list some of the many clinical trials available and focus primarily […]
At all stages of your cancer treatment you need to feel as well as possible. This can be achieved through palliative care. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life for you and your family.
There is a lot of useful information about clinical trials available online and through kidney cancer patient organisations. The IKCC Clinical Trials database can be used to search for kidney cancer clinical trials in your country and is updated automatically […]
When deciding if you want to take part in a trial, it is important to realise that the new treatment might work for you, but it might not. Depending upon the trial, you might be randomised to a control arm […]
A clinical trial can be a very good option for treatment if you are suffering cancer. The most obvious reason for considering a clinical trial is obviously to find a treatment that will be best for you. Many patients join […]
We all want the best possible treatment for our family and ourselves. When a “new” medication is mentioned in the newspaper, or on the TV, we take interest, especially if someone we love is currently living with cancer. More generally […]
When we talk about our “immune system” we are describing a wonderfully complex network of organs, cells and molecules that protect us from infection and disease. When your immune system is working as it should, it recognizes abnormal cells, harmful […]
As a kidney cancer patient, you should be aware that the side effects of immuno-oncology treatments might be very different from side effects that you have experienced before on any prior therapies. For this reason, it’s important to understand a […]
In people with advanced kidney cancer, where the cancer has spread to distant organs, the cancer is usually not completely curable. The goal of treatment is therefore to control the growth of the cancer and reduce its impact on your […]
Anti-cancer medications (medication to treat the cancer) aim to reduce symptoms and prolong life. They might kill cancer cells, stop or slow down tumour growth, or shrink tumours. Chemotherapy is not used in kidney cancer. Most anti-cancer medications for metastatic RCC […]

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