Who We Are
Updated: October 31, 2016
|WHO ARE WE?|
|HOW WE HELP|
Trained volunteers are available to offer you various types of support, including assistance navigating through the healthcare system. We also host an online discussion forum where you can network with other patients and caregivers and support each other. Register with Kidney Cancer Canada on this link to join our Discussion Forum.
In addition to personal one-on-one support, Kidney Cancer Canada offers you a wealth of essential information on its website, including: What to do when first diagnosed; questions to ask your doctor; how to access treatments and clinical trials.
Kidney Cancer Canada also sends a representative to major national and international cancer conferences to stay abreast of the latest developments in kidney cancer treatments and research which are then reported to our community through multiple communications channels. Click here for the latest conference reports.
Kidney Cancer Canada hosts regional patient and caregiver education events across the country to give them an opportunity to connect with each other and learn about the latest developments in kidney cancer treatment. In addition, we host an annual national education forum attended by some of the nation's leading kidney cancer specialists. Their presentations are webcast, videoed and posted on YouTube for those who are unable to attend. The videos are viewed thousands of times a year by patients and caregivers throughout Canada and around the world.
Kidney Cancer Canada believes that every kidney cancer patient deserves access to quality treatments. We not only advocate with government policy makers at the national and provincial levels, but we also teach patients how to advocate for their own needs and how to make their voices heard in the healthcare system. To learn more click here.
Kidney Cancer Canada helped establish and raises funds for the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada which is a Canada-wide collaboration of doctors and researchers answering key questions around the causes and best ways to treat kidney cancer.
Kidney Cancer Canada is respected as a patient voice by healthcare policy makers and serves in an advisory capacity to various government bodies.