Rock the Run with us! Support our mission to accelerate cures for kidney cancer!

We'll be doing a fun 5k at KCRS to raise funds for kidney cancer research. You can participate virtually! Help by forming a team, joining a team, or donating to support our fundraiser. Learn more at KidneyCAN Rock the Run.

You're Invited! Register Now for KCRS23:

Bringing Global Experts Together

We're just one week away! There's still time for you to register for a FREE virtual seat at the Kidney Cancer Research Summit (KCRS23)! This event brings together top researchers and clinicians from around the world to share knowledge, foster collaboration, and accelerate cures for kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Research Summit 2023

July 13-14

Online via Zoom

Register to get access link and video!


Something just for our patient and caregiver community!

We've prepared a patient-friendly agenda to help you navigate the summit and get the most out of each session.

Check out the session descriptions here and register today!


The Need for More Research:

Kidney Cancer and Military Personnel

A recent study commissioned by the Pentagon revealed elevated rates of some cancers among military personnel, including a 9% higher rate of kidney cancer among ground crews in the Air Force when compared to the general population.

This underscores the need for continued study of military cancer risks of our service members.

Read more about the this initial study and its implications in this important article from


"We're trying to get out to everyone who might have been affected. We're making sure that we bring in some outside experts to work with us to ensure that the study is thorough, transparent and gets valid results so that we can tackle that problem. It's of great concern to us."

- Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall

Bruce Hill shares how veterans with kidney cancer can access care through the PACT Act of 2022.

Urgent Timeline:

Filing a Claim for Service-Related Disability

In a new KidneyCANDID video, U.S. Navy veteran and kidney cancer patient Bruce Hill discusses the importance of the PACT Act of 2022 for veterans with kidney cancer. The PACT Act recognizes kidney cancer as a service-related disability, enabling veterans to receive the benefits they deserve.

Bruce emphasizes the urgency for veterans and survivors to file for their service-related disability benefits before August 9th.

For more information on the PACT Act and its implications for veterans with kidney cancer, watch:


Save the Date:

Fall Kidney Cancer Advocacy Days

Mark your calendars for our upcoming fall advocacy campaign on September 18th and 19th!

Join us as we advocate for kidney cancer research and patient care. If you're curious about what the advocacy experience looks like, read about our spring advocacy days:


Community Spotlight:

Dr. Moshe Ornstein

We're proud to introduce Dr. Moshe Ornstein, a dedicated kidney cancer physician, researcher, and advocate. Dr. Ornstein is a recipient of a KCRP research grant and has been an active participant in our community.

In his own words: "KidneyCAN has created a vital community for patients with kidney cancer, their families, advocates, and the broader medical community. I urge others to get involved as well! We have come a long way in the care of patients with kidney cancer – but we still have a long way to go!"


Discover the Latest in Kidney Cancer Research:

ASCO 2023 Summaries by the IKCC

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is a key event in the world of cancer research, bringing together professionals from around the globe to share the latest findings and advancements in cancer care. This year's meeting was no exception, with numerous presentations highlighting the progress being made in kidney cancer research.

The IKCC, an international network of patient organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney cancer patients, has done an excellent job of distilling the complex scientific presentations into understandable and actionable information for patients and caregivers.

Whether you're a patient, caregiver, or advocate, these summaries provide valuable insights into the current state of kidney cancer research and treatment:

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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. Our work is funded by grassroots donors from all over the United States. We can't do this without your support.

Thank you for being part of our grassroots army!


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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