2022 World Kidney Cancer Day Events
For World Kidney Cancer Day, we feel the need to stay connected more than ever with our community offering a space of support where we can share our experiences, our anxieties, and our happy moments.
This year’s theme for World Kidney Cancer Day is “Let’s talk about treatment options”. Studies show the best outcomes are when patients and doctors make treatment decisions together. We can also add that receiving the support from your peers also helps with your mental wellbeing and goes a long way to feeling positive about your treatment and the road ahead.
Let’s share a moment together this special kidney cancer awareness month and join us for our World Kidney Cancer Day Coffee-Chats.
Incidental findings of small renal masses are increasing around the world largely due to more frequent abdominal imaging which has also led to an increase in the detection of renal cell carcinoma. In 2020, it was estimated that 7500 Canadians would be diagnosed with kidney cancer.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” strategy to the management of patients with small renal masses. Shared decision making must consider tumour characteristics, patient’s age, and other medical conditions as well as their values and preferences for individualized management plans. The Canadian Urological Association updated the guidelines of the management of small renal masses to provide evidence-based recommendations to help clinicians and patients in the evaluation and management of small renal masses.
Dr. Patrick Richard, Uro-Oncologist and a lead author on the updated guidelines will join us to review the recommendations and help newly diagnosed kidney cancer patients better understand their illness and take an active role through shared decision making.
Last year, Kidney Cancer Canada was proud to present THE ROBOT movie premiere on March 11.
This year for World Kidney Cancer Day we are rolling out the red carpet for the French version, LE ROBOT, June 16, at 8 pm EDT.
LE ROBOT starring Dr. Frédéric Pouliot demystifies robotic assisted surgery and will answer frequently asked questions. This movie feature will be edited and added to our French Kidney Cancer Video Knowledge library.
The webinar will be held in French with simultaneous translation in English
Kidney Cancer Canada is going on a road trip to meet with Canadian doctors and medical health professionals at the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) Annual Meeting. Along the way, we are excited to hold coffee-chat at various stops in the Maritime provinces. Save the date and join us:
- June 23, Moncton
- June 26, Charlottetown
- June 28, Halifax
- June 29, Fredericton
Time and location of coffee-chats will be confirmed soon.