Read on for recent advances in kidney cancer research, an upcoming patient education event on kidney health, and a spotlight on a distinguished kidney cancer researcher in our community.

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Be Kind to Your Kidneys:

Optimizing Your Kidney Health

Join Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned kidney cancer specialist from UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, an onco-nephrologist from Mt. Sinai, as they show patients the value of team management in maintaining healthy kidneys through the RCC treatment process.

Kidney cancer treatment presents unique challenges to your kidney function. From surgeries like nephrectomy to the side effects of treatments like TKIs and immunotherapies, there's a lot to manage. Add concerns about imaging contrasts and conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, and it's clear why adding experts to your care team is important.

Yet many patients miss out on expert advice from onco-nephrologists. This Town Hall helps you understand where expert advice from a nephrologist may improve your kidney health. Our experts are here to guide you, address your concerns, and answer your questions.

Stay informed, ask the right questions, build the right team, and maintain healthy kidneys throughout your treatment!

Be Kind to Your Kidneys: Optimizing Your Kidney Health

Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00-7:00 pm EDT

Online via Zoom

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Moffitt Cancer Center Webinar:

Innovations in Kidney Cancer Research

Another educational opportunity for our patient and caregiver community!

Join us for an engaging conversation with Moffitt Cancer Center’s world-renowned Genitourinary Oncology Program. Led by Department Chair Dr. Julio Pow-Sang and joined by Dr. Jad Chahoud and Dr. Brandon Manley, you’ll get an inside look at pioneering discoveries in research and the development of new clinical trials targeted at bladder and kidney cancers. A live Q & A session will feature experts. This event takes place online at 6:00 pm EDT on Thursday, September 21st.


We're Heading to Capitol Hill:

Advocating for Kidney Cancer Research Funding in September

Join us for KidneyCAN's Fall Advocacy Days!

This September, you can be a voice for change. KidneyCAN is organizing meetings with Congress for Advocacy Days, a pivotal event dedicated to advocating for kidney cancer research funding.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference and champion our shared cause. Together, we can drive research forward and bring hope to countless individuals affected by kidney cancer.

Ready to be part of the movement?


Nervous about getting involved? No worries! Our Team Leads can walk you through every step so you can advocate effectively, even if you've never participated before.

Community Spotlight:

Dr. Yousef Zakharia: "I Believe in Teamwork"

For this Community Spotlight feature, we spoke to Dr. Yousef Zakharia, a medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Zakharia shares important information about finding the best care at NCI-designated centers, as well as his passion for advocacy. In fact, Dr. Zakharia famously zoomed in to advocacy meetings from Iowa cornfields while traveling with his family on vacation this spring!

Read on to learn about Dr. Zakharia's work and advice to patients:


Discover the Latest in Kidney Cancer Research:

KCRS23 Research Highlights

The world of kidney cancer research is evolving rapidly, and we believe that staying updated is crucial for everyone involved, from patients to leading researchers. This past July, KCRS23 showcased groundbreaking research that has the potential to reshape our understanding and treatment of kidney cancer.

Highlights from KCRS23 include:

Whether you're a patient seeking to understand the latest advancements, a caregiver supporting a loved one, or a medical professional at the forefront of kidney cancer research, these presentations are a treasure trove of knowledge.

Watch the presentation videos and review the detailed slides to ensure you're at the cutting edge of kidney cancer research.


KidneyCAN raised over $20,000 for kidney cancer research at our Rock the Run event in July. Want to accelerate cures with us? Learn how you can organize your own KidneyCAN fundraiser -- and do it your way! -- using our fundraising toolkit.

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Our mission is to accelerate cures for kidney cancer. We engage in patient advocacy and power research by supporting government and industry research funding and facilitating research collaborations. Much of our work is funded by grassroots donors from all over the United States. We can't do this without your support.

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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). KidneyCAN's work is funded entirely through donations and contributions.

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