Here Comes 2023!

Reflecting on 2022, Moving Forward Together

As 2022 winds down, we want to reflect on some of the highlights as we pursued our mission to accelerate cures for kidney cancer:

  • Awareness: KidneyCAN hosted three patient-focused Town Hall events, two Facebook Live webinars, and participated in many other educational events to help patients and caregivers connect to support and resources. The Patient Resource Center on our website now includes extensive support for those facing diagnosis, building a care team, weighing treatment options, seeking a clinical trial, and living with kidney cancer.

  • Advocacy: With support from our partners, KidneyCAN sent 345 advocates to 390 meetings with Congressional offices to discuss the need for research funding.

Learn more about our 2022 accomplishments here.

As we close 2022, please consider donating to support our mission. Your year-end gift fuels our work and brings us closer to cures for kidney cancer.

Thank you for being part of our community.


Save the Date for Our Next Town Hall!

Looking Back, Looking Forward:

The Latest in Kidney Cancer Research

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a virtual Town Hall meeting!

Our first 2023 event will feature two top kidney cancer researchers with a retrospective of 2022 news and a look ahead at what we can anticipate in 2023.

Dr. Rana McKay of UC San Diego Health will review 2022 research, and Dr. Hans Hammers of UT Southwestern will discuss research on the horizon in 2023.

Join us for this FREE interactive event to learn and ask your questions! KidneyCAN will open registration on social media and via our newsletter in early January -- stay tuned

KidneyCAN Town Hall

Tuesday, January 31st

6:00 pm ET

Interactive Webinar via Zoom


KidneyCAN + CURE® Partner on Educational Video Series for Patients

KidneyCAN's Community Liaison, Meryl Uranga, worked with our partners at CURE® to discuss issues faced by patients living with kidney cancer.

This video series is designed to give patients, caregivers, and advocates as much helpful information as possible for their cancer journey.

Each episode deals with a different topic -- check them out using the links below:

Episode 1

Integrative Care May Be Beneficial During Treatment for Kidney Cancer

Episode 2

Speaking Out About Side Effects from Kidney Cancer Treatment

Episode 3

Patients Should Stay Educated on the Growing Treatment Options for Kidney Cancer

Episode 4

Setting Expectations in a Patient-Physician Relationship Following a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

Kidney Cancer Research News:

The Latest Breakthroughs That Could Improve Kidney Cancer Treatment

Time magazine recently featured two articles focused on kidney cancer. The first reviewed some of the latest research breakthroughs, including immunology and HIF-2α inhibitors.

MD Anderson’s Dr. Nizar Tannir says, “There is more hope than ever for patients to have improved survival, and even a complete and durable remission with the potential for cure.”


The second article features leading researchers discussing the landscape of clinical trials for kidney cancer.

"Clinical trials are also used to vet the effectiveness of new surgical techniques, new diagnostic procedures, and anything else that could improve the lives of people with kidney cancer. While some trials break new ground, others examine small changes to the existing standards of care—such as adjusting the dose of a drug up or down, or changing the way treatment side-effects are managed. In all cases, a trial’s results help shape the way every person who develops kidney cancer is treated, and so their importance cannot be overstated."


KidneyCAN Community Spotlight:

Lenny and Phyllis: “We Need to Keep Up the Fight”

For this month’s Community Spotlight, we want to share the incredible story of Lenny and Phyllis Chandler. To honor his wife's courageous journey with kidney cancer, Lenny pledged to walk 500 miles -- over one million steps! -- in a single month to raise money for research funding.

Read their story!


Do your research. Ask questions, and be your own advocate! I learned that from Phyllis, and have applied it to to my own challenges not related to cancer.

- Lenny Chandler, caregiver

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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, facilitating research collaborations, and offering direct financial support for clinical and laboratory researchers with promising ideas. 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 Program (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). KidneyCAN's work is funded entirely through donations.
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