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World Kidney Cancer Day 2024

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=""] When it comes to improved patient experience – listening can make all the difference. On this World Kidney Cancer Day we want to help patients and healthcare professionals to have better conversations to ensure the best information is available for patients from diagnosis...

In-person Coffee-Chat – Victoria, B.C.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Victoria we are coming your way! Kidney Cancer Canada will be in Victoria, B.C. for the 2024 Canadian Urological Association's Annual Meeting to connect with kidney cancer specialists from across the country. We would love to meet with our kidney cancer community for an in-person coffee chat....

World Kidney Cancer Day Highlights

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] "We need to listen"   World Kidney Cancer Day Patient & Caregiver Coffee-Chat Landmarks and buildings lit in green for World Kidney Cancer Day Proclamations   [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="60px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="25137" img_size="full" css=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Join us on World Kidney Cancer Day for our next Patient & Caregiver Coffee-Chat on Thursday, June 20...

Online Coffee-Chat for Patients & Caregivers | Jun. 20

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Join us on World Kidney Cancer Day for our next Patient & Caregiver Coffee-Chat on Thursday, June 20 at 7 pm EDT.   LINKS TO COFFEE-CHATS ENGLISH Coffee-Chat | June 20, 7  pm EDT FRENCH Coffee-Chat | June 20, 3 pm EDT   Our monthly Coffee-Chats bring together patients and caregivers...

Award of Excellence in Kidney Cancer Nursing

Join Kidney Cancer Canada and the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) in celebrating excellence in kidney cancer nursing. The Award of Excellence in Kidney Cancer Nursing is sponsored by Kidney Cancer Canada in honour of its co-founder Tony Clark. It recognizes the outstanding work...

New partnership with CATALIS QUÉBEC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The partners and stakeholders involved in clinical research in Quebec are coming together as part of a large-scale collective project to ensure Quebec is recognized as a global hub for clinical trials [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="25187" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css="" link="https://www.catalisquebec.com/en/"][vc_column_text]Kidney Cancer Canada joins more than 30...

Webinar from the Canadian VHL Alliance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Join the Canadian VHL Alliance on May 30th 12:00noon- 3:00pm EST for an important, free virtual education session, VHL Day! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Several physicians and genetic counselors will be presenting on Belzutifan, endocrine tumors and family planning basics. There will be time to chat and meet as a...

Supporting Canadian Caregivers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] To celebrate Caregivers Month, Kidney Cancer Canada has been generously sponsored by Mediaplanet in a digital Health Insight article in a special section on "Supporting Canadian Caregivers". [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="3/6"][vc_single_image image="25098" img_size="full" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" onclick="custom_link" css="" link="https://www.healthinsight.ca/advocacy/supporting-canadian-caregivers-2024/kidney-cancer-canada-were-here-to-help-caregivers-too/"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/6"][vc_column_text] Many thanks to our board member and volunteer extraordinaire, Karen Ross,...

Online Coffee-Chat for Patients | May 21

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This month we are holding two Coffee-Chats, one for patients and another one for caregivers.   The details below are for the PATIENT Coffee-chat   LINKS TO PATIENT COFFEE-CHATS ENGLISH Coffee-Chat | May 21, 7 pm EDT FRENCH Coffee-Chat | May 21, 3 pm EDT   Our monthly Coffee-Chats bring together patients and caregivers...

Online Coffee-Chat for Caregivers | May 16

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This month we are holding two Coffee-Chats, one for patients and another one for caregivers.   The details below are for the CAREGIVER Coffee-chat   LINKS TO CAREGIVER COFFEE-CHATS ENGLISH Coffee-Chat | May 16, 7 pm EDT FRENCH Coffee-Chat | May 16, 3 pm EDT   Our monthly Coffee-Chats bring together patients and...

Kidney cancer animated series

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in the United States launched an educational, patient-friendly animated video series on kidney cancer in English French, Spanish, Korean, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Hausa (Nigerian), Japanese, and Mandarin to support patient affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC). The videos were...

New Resource: Seasonal Recipe Booklets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkd_blockquote text="“Eating well is part of our treatment; cooking should be a prescription” - patient"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2021, A.R.Tu.R., the kidney cancer patient association in France, Magali Pons, Senior Dietitian at Gustave-Roussy, UniLaSalle and Ipsen collaborated to publish a series of recipe booklets celebrating seasonal ingredients and...

Today is National Caregiver Day!

We often talk about the cancer patient’s journey but not about the caregiver’s journey and its challenges. We want to recognize you, the caregiver, for your knowledge, time and effort in improving your loved one’s quality of life and outcome. We thank you for your dedication to...

Kidney Awareness Month & World Kidney Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="24579" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health. One of the main concerns for patients is how to keep their kidney(s) as healthy as possible. There are general...

Kidney cancer research grant winners – 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Warren Y. Soper Charitable Trust and The Anil Kapoor Kidney Cancer Research Grant. Warren Y. Soper Charitable Trust  The Anil Kapoor Kidney Cancer Research Grant   [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][vc_single_image image="20939" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="24389" img_size="full"][vc_column_text] Dr. Luke Lavallée Ontario [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] PREVENT GU:...

Overview of highlights from ASCO GU 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Excellent summaries highlighting the latest information on genitourinary cancers presented at the ASCO GU Symposium in January. Here is an overview of the kidney cancer highlights cancer explained by trusted sources. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="60px"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="24380" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news/summary-of-kidney-cancer-highlights-from-asco-gu-2024/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) attended the...

Summary of Kidney Cancer Highlights from ASCO GU 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source: International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)   This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers (ASCO GU) Symposium was held from 25-27 January 2024, in San Francisco, California, USA. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. Some affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer...

New systemic therapy discussion guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A diagnosis of advanced kidney cancer can feel overwhelming - knowing what questions to ask can help. We are launching our free discussion guide 'Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Systemic Therapy' which offers great information and can help support you in conversations with your doctor...

Happy Holidays to all!

We at Kidney Cancer Canada are dedicated to our mission of supporting patients and caregivers. We work for you and with you. You make our work meaningful, and we do our best to provide support, guidance, and education in everything we do. This year calls and...

2023 Patient & Caregiver National Forum | Recording now online

  Whether you missed our Patient & Caregiver National Forum or would like to revisit certain topics again, you can now watch the full day of information online on our website. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="view recording here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/2023-patient-caregiver-national-forum/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color=""...

Global Heroes Magazine

Kidney Cancer Canada is featured with an awareness article about kidney cancer in the Global Heroes publication. Lookout for the published copies on newsstands: Dec. 7 - Toronto Star Dec. 8 - The Globe and Mail Dec. 15 - National Post [mkd_button size="" type="" text="read article...

2023 Holiday Campaign

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][mkd_button size="medium" type="" text="please donate here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E344126QE&id=42" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   As the snow begins to fall, we start to consider meaningful gifts we will be giving this holiday season and Kidney Cancer Canada would love for...

Summary of Kidney Cancer Highlights | ESMO 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source: International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)   This year’s European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress was held from 20-24 October 2023, in Madrid, Spain. The presentations are available to read on the ESMO website. Some affiliates of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) went to the...

Adjuvant Therapy Information Session | Recording now online

The in-person information session held on October 16 in Hamilton is now online. The session focuses on learning about adjuvant therapy with leading kidney cancer specialists, Dr. Rahul Bansal, Uro-Oncolgist and Dr. Aly-Khan Lalani, Medical Oncologist.   [mkd_button size="" type="" text="view recording here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/adjuvant-therapy/" target="_self" color="" hover_color=""...

Patient & Caregiver National Forum – 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Each year our annual Forum brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers to share information. We are holding our Patient & Caregiver National Forum virtually, to include all our kidney cancer community across Canada. We are excited to share with you the program as it develops...

Updates to the clinical trials list

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]FOR PATIENTS THAT HAVE NOT HAD ANY PREVIOUS DRUG TREATMENT A Study of INCB 99280 in Combination with Ipilimumab for Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] A Study of MDNA11 Alone or in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]FOR PATIENT WHO HAVE HAD...

In-person information session in Hamilton, Ontario

  [mkd_button size="" type="" text="register here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/upcoming-events/registration-form/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   Kidney Cancer Canada is hosting at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton an in-person kidney cancer information session in Hamilton, Ontario. This information session will focus on learning about adjuvant...

Research grant open for applications

The Anil Kapoor Kidney Cancer Research Grant is now open for new project proposals. The competition is for 1 grant of $100,000. Deadline for applications: 30 November 2023 [mkd_button size="" type="" text="details here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/for-medical-professionals/research-grants-and-awards/kcrnc-kcc-cuasf-research-grant/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]    ...

Combination therapy: Lenvatinib+Pembrolizumab

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The provinces of Alberta and Quebec have added pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib to their drug formularies for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Eligible patients should be previously untreated in the metastatic setting and have a...

Move to Beat Cancer | 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] SEPTEMBER 22-24 The MOVE TO BEAT CANCER is an event that brings people and their communities together virtually in a dynamic, social, and festive way to create awareness about kidney cancer and to raise money for patient programs and research.   [mkd_button size="huge" type="" text="movetobeatcancer.org" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon=""...

2023 Update – Management of cystic renal lesions

  The current guideline summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on the management of cystic renal lesions by updating the 2017 Canadian Urological Association (CUA) guideline on the topic. [mkd_button size="large" type="" text="Guideline on this link" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.cua.org/system/files/Guideline-Files/CUA_guideline_on_the_management_of_cystic_renal_lesions.pdf" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight=""...

EXCEL – EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living well

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is not Kidney Cancer Canada’s program but may be of interest to you. Please contact the program lead directly.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] What is Excel? FREE exercise for rural and remote cancer survivors Are you interested in a FREE, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE exercise research program hat you can join from...

A research study for caregivers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is not Kidney Cancer Canada's program but may be of interest to you. Please contact the program lead directly.   Managing your fear of cancer recurrence: A research study for Canadian family caregivers Research conducted by Dr. Sophie Lebl and Dr. Rinat Nissim   Who can participate? Canadian women (18...

Recording now online

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The recording of the webinar Anxiety and a Cancer Diagnosis with Dr. Rob Rutledge is now online. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="View recording here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/anxiety-and-a-kidney-cancer-diagnosis/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Proclamation: June 15, 2023 as World Kidney Cancer Day in cities of the Atlantic provinces

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Mayors Kate Rogers, Fredericton, NB, Donna Noade Reardon, Saint John, NB, Mike Savage, Halifax, NS and Danny Breen, St. John’s, NL proclaim Thursday, June 15, 2023 as World Kidney Cancer Day in their city. Kidney Cancer Canada and its community of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals...

World Kidney Cancer Day Activities | 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] June 1 - Webinar: Anxiety and a cancer diagnosis June 13 - Patient & Caregiver Coffee-Chat June 15 - World Kidney Cancer Day Patient & Caregiver Symposium City landmarks light up in green for World Kidney Cancer Day   [mkd_separator class_name="" type="full-width" position="center" color="#67ccf2 " border_style="solid"...

Dr. Antonio Finelli at the helm of KCRNC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Dr. Antonio Finelli appointed as chairperson of Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada We are pleased to share that following a national search, Dr. Antonio (Tony) Finelli has been appointed to the position of Chairperson, Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada. Congratulations Dr. Finelli! We look forward to...

2023 Consensus Statement – Adjuvant therapy for renal cell carcinoma

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“Eligible patients should be informed about adjuvant ICI therapy and offered referral to medical oncology to discuss the benefits and risks in a shared decision-making approach.” Several recent randomized trials evaluated the impact of adjuvant immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI)-based therapy on post surgical outcomes in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), with disparate results....

Webinar: ASCO-GU Highlights | RECORDING NOW ONLINE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers (ASCO-GU) Symposium was held in San Francisco, CA from February 16-18. Dr. Rodney Breau, Uro-Oncologist and Dr. Neil Reaume, Medical Oncologist from The Ottawa Hospital will summarized the latest developments in the treatment of kidney cancer. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="View...

World Kidney Cancer Day | June 15

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_single_image image="22839" img_size="600x109" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news/world-kidney-cancer-day-activities-2023/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] One challenge kidney cancer patients face is maintaining quality of life. World Kidney Cancer Day 2023 shares experiences and tips from patients and carers around the world that help support physical and mental wellbeing. Whatever your age, whatever your stage,...

Insightful webinar on shared decision making

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) held an excellent webinar on the patient role in healthcare decision making. Deb Maskens and Dr. Kylea Potvin talk about on how to get more involved in decisions about your cancer care or the care of a loved...

Dr. Anil Kapoor – You will be missed

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kidney Cancer Canada shares with great sadness the passing of Dr. Anil Kapoor, a dedicated kidney cancer specialist, surgeon, researcher, professor, and Kidney Cancer Canada Board Vice Chair. His passing will be deeply felt by Kidney Cancer Canada, the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada...

World Kidney Day – March 9

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health. One of the main concerns for patients is how to keep their kidney(s) as healthy as possible. There are general guidelines for maintaining kidney...

Additions to the clinical trials list

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]FOR PATIENTS THAT HAVE NOT HAD ANY PREVIOUS DRUG TREATMENT A Study of Belzutifan + Pembrolizumab versus Pembrolizumab Alone for Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] A Study of Belzutifan + Lenvatinib + Pembrolizumab versus Lenvatinib + Pembrolizumab for Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]FOR PATIENT WHO HAVE...

Calling all Ontario patients and caregivers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Participate in an Interview on Kidney Cancer and Robotic Surgery   [mkd_icon icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="circle" size="" custom_size="12" type="square" border_radius="" shape_size="" icon_color="#93bd46" border_color="" border_width="" background_color="" hover_icon_color="" hover_border_color="" hover_background_color="" margin="" icon_animation="" icon_animation_delay="" link="" anchor_icon="" target="_self"]What is the opportunity? Ontario Health is currently reviewing robot-assisted nephrectomy (surgical removal of part or all...

Clinical Trial Basics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This information booklet was developed by the International Kidney Cancer Coalition and written by a collaborative team of patients, patient advocates and medical professionals who have supported thousands of kidney cancer patients worldwide. The objective is to help guide kidney cancer patients through their conversations...

Happy Holidays!

This Holiday Season, we want to thank YOU, the kidney cancer patient, caregiver, survivor, and family member, as you are the driving force of Kidney Cancer Canada. You help us prioritize our efforts and we hope that we have provided the programs and services you need...

Annual Patient & Caregiver Virtual National Forum – 2022 | VIDEOS NOW ONLINE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkd_button size="large" type="" hover_type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="VIEW VIDEOS HERE" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/2022-national-patient-caregiver-annual-forum/"][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Each year our annual forum brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers to share information. Initially, our National Forums were held in-person, in a different province every year. For the past two years, due...

Annual Fundraising Campaign | 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkd_button size="" type="" hover_type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="PLEASE DONATE HERE" link="https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E344126QE&id=42"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]At Kidney Cancer Canada our purpose is to improve the lives of those affected by kidney cancer across Canada by advocating for access to new treatments, promoting research and providing support, information, and education. It’s that...

Pink in the Rink is back!

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm 12087 Bramalea Road Caledon , Ontario, L7C 2P9 The Pink in the Rink game returns in support of Kidney Cancer Canada, as they host the Mississauga Chargers Junior A. There will be a bake sale, raffle prizes, along with various vendor...

Kidney cancer clinical trial

Two new studies added to the list of clinical trials

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Trial ID : NCT05043090 Kidney Cancer Type: Papillary A study of combination durvalamab + savolitinib versus sunitinib or durvalamab alone in patients with papillary kidney cancer[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][mkd_button size="" type="" hover_type="" target="_self" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="view trial page" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/trial/a-study-of-combination-durvalamab-savolitinib-versus-sunitinib-or-durvalamab-alone-in-patients-with-papillary-kidney-cancer/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Basic Eligibility: Papillary kidney cancer Advanced kidney cancer that cannot be removed by surgery ...

Highlights from the ESMO Congress 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source: International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)   The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress was held in person (for the 1st time in 2 years) and virtually from 9-13 September 2022. The presentations are available to view on the ESMO website if you have previously logged...

The 2022 Global Patient Survey on Kidney Cancer is Now Open

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) in partnership with patient organisations around the world have launched the 2022 Global Patient Survey. All patients, carers and survivors are encouraged to share their experiences and insights living with kidney cancer in the online survey. The survey is designed to identify geographic...

Kidney Cancer Canada featured in Maclean’s & Health Insight

We are excited to announce that Kidney Cancer Canada is featured in Maclean's magazine October issue and online on Health Insight for a special interest section on Advancement in Immunology & Immunotherapy. Click on the post below to view feature article online. https://www.healthinsight.ca/innovations/immunology-immunotherapy/navigating-your-cancer-journey-with-support-from-kidney-cancer-canada/...

Move to Beat Cancer | 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2022 The MOVE TO BEAT CANCER is an event that brings people and their communities together virtually in a dynamic, social, and festive way to create awareness about kidney cancer and to raise money for patient programs and research. [mkd_button size="huge" type="" text="movtobeatcancer.org" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome"...

Kidney Cancer Patient Education Event

The Odette Cancer Centre is offering an online kidney cancer patient education event as part of the Florence Winberg Education Series on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm EDT. The evening will include presentations from: Dr. Smoragiewicz, Medical Oncologist, Registered Dietitian, Patient Educator, and Kidney...

The IKCC at the EAU Annual Meeting 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source : International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This year’s European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual Meeting was held from 1-4 July 2022 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Members of the IKCC Board and staff attended the meeting, and the IKCC had a booth in the exhibition hall....

Webinars now posted on the website

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] The World Kidney Cancer Day webinars are now posted on our website. View them at your convenience!   Click on the image to be redirected to the webinar page[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="20185" img_size="full" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/updated-guidelines-for-the-management-of-small-renal-masses/"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="20517" img_size="full" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/talking-treatments/"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="20187" img_size="full" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/le-robot-with-dr-frederic-pouliot/"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Online Coffee-Chat Summer Time Series

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The summer breeze is blowing in and we look forward to connecting with our community throughout the summer. Save the date for our Online Coffee-Chat Summer Series. Bring a long cool drink and let’s talk!   [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] THURSDAY, JULY 21 7 pm EDT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_single_image image="20447" img_size="full" style="vc_box_shadow"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Join on your...

In-Person Coffee-Chat Tour in the Maritimes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Coffee-Chat Martimes Tour starts this week! June 23 to June 29   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-chats...

Kidney Cancer Highlights from ASCO 2022

Source : International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting was held both virtually and face-to-face from from 2-7 June 2022. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) reviewed the virtual scientific programme to...

2022 World Kidney Cancer Day Events

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/12" css=".vc_custom_1654259617679{border-radius: 30px !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6" css=".vc_custom_1654259677344{background-color: #eaeaea !important;border-radius: 30px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="20181" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news/2022-world-kidney-cancer-day-events/#coffee"][vc_column_text] JUNE 7 CAREGIVER Coffee-Chat [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="80px"][vc_column_text] [mkd_button size="" type="" text="DETAILS HERE" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="#coffee" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6" css=".vc_custom_1654255354194{background-color: #f4f4f4f4 !important;border-radius: 30px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="20183" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news/2022-world-kidney-cancer-day-events/#coffee"][vc_column_text] JUNE...

World Kidney Cancer Day | 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] June 16 is World Kidney Cancer Day. It’s a day when the global kidney cancer community comes together to raise awareness of key issues facing kidney cancer patients and their caregivers around the world   World kidney cancer community calls for more talk about treatment options Studies by the...

GiveShop Spring Cleaning Campaign

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Let’s turn our Spring Cleaning into donation dollars to Kidney Cancer Canada! May 1 - June 21   GiveShop is an online platform where you can buy or sell used items. The platform is similar to Kijiji except that your sold item is a direct donation to Kidney...

Wilms Cancer Foundation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kidney cancer is the 4th most common childhood cancer overall. International kidney cancer organization the Wilms Cancer Foundation President/CEO TJ Hodgkinson discusses kidney cancer awareness and explains why research, treatment and support is so important. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/705364252"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]If you or somebody you know is suffering, or...

New Resource: Kidney Cancer Diet & Nutrition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Source: International Kidney Cancer Coalition   It is important for people living with kidney cancer to understand the effect of food and nutrition on the body. The kidneys have long been known to play an important role in the metabolism of sugars, proteins, fats and other nutrients, in addition to...

Updated kidney cancer treatement guidelines

The Canadian Urological Association updated the guidelines for the management of small renal masses [mkd_button size="" type="" text="view guidelines" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Guidelines-Management-of-SRM-EN.pdf" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]    ...

A Kidney Cancer Diagnosis Can Be Complicated and Overwhelming

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Toronto Star supported Kidney Awareness Month with another article in a dedicated section on kidney cancer.. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="Read Article" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.healthinsight.ca/cancer-care/why-kidney-cancer-diagnosis-can-be-complicated-and-overwhelming/" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Royalties of book sale donated to Kidney Cancer Canada

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="19324" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Author: Bonny Beswick[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="60 px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Gerry Dewulf was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in 2004. Prompt removal of his right kidney seemed encouraging, but the cancer returned. In 2008, doctors found it had metastasized, primarily to his liver. His determination, drug therapy (sunitinib,...

Knowledge Is Power for Canadians Living With Kidney Cancer

  The Toronto Star is supporting Kidney Awareness Month with a booklet insert on Kidney and Liver Health. Kidney Cancer Canada is featured in the publication with an article written by our Executive Director, Christine Collins. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="Read article" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.healthinsight.ca/wellness/kidney-liver-health/knowledge-is-power-for-canadians-living-with-kidney-cancer/?_thumbnail_id=25484&token=Cekewa" target="_blank" color=""...

World Kidney Day – March 10

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kidney Health for All   Most kidney cancer patients with one healthy kidney do not need to follow a special diet. However, one of their main concerns is how to keep their remaining kidney as healthy as possible. There are general guidelines in maintaining kidney health, but...

Summary of Kidney Cancer Highlights from ASCO GU 2022

Source : International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Symposium was held both virtually and face-to-face from 17-19 February 2022. The presentations are available to view on the ASCO website. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) reviewed the virtual scientific programme to keep abreast...

Ontario: The hidden cost of take-home cancer drugs

  [mkd_button size="" type="" text="Take action and sign the petition" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.change.org/p/be-an-ally-to-ontario-cancer-patients-demand-equal-access-to-take-home-cancer-drugs?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=66cedcb0-31b4-11ec-b10e-b37c162bbfaf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   Source: Canadian Cancer Society New Canadian Cancer Society report uncovers the hidden costs of take-home cancer drugs in Ontario and the urgent need for...

Annual Fundraising Campaign 2021

Our heartfelt thank you for to all who donated to our annual campaign, supporting Kidney Cancer Canada. Thanks to the generosity of our donors close to $35,000 was raised to help us continue offering patients support, education, advocacy and research. Your support makes a difference! If you...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

$70,000+ raised with Donate a Car Canada and Car for Life in 2021! We are sincerely grateful to all who donated vehicles on behalf of Kidney Cancer Canada to support patients, caregivers and their families. Your donation provides, support, education, advocacy and research and works to...

Happy Holidays!

  This Holiday Season, we are grateful for the kidney cancer community that has supported us. This past year we focused on the needs of the whole patient, through our virtual National Forum, educational webinars, as well as sessions to maintain mental wellbeing and physical health. We hope...

2021 National Patient & Caregiver Forum – NOW ONLINE

  [mkd_button size="" type="" text="VIEW RECORDING HERE" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/2021-national-patient-caregiver-annual-forum/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

2021 Annual Fundraising Campaign

  We launch our Annual Fundraising Campaign and are appealing to you to consider Kidney Cancer Canada as one of your donations this holiday season. Please help us to continue offering support, education, resources, advocacy, and research. We are here to help kidney cancer patients from diagnosis...

National Patient & Caregiver Annual Forum – 2021

  [mkd_button size="" type="" text="Register Here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://kidneycancerforum.ca/register/" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   Each year our annual forum brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers to share information. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually...

Call a caregiver for Kindness Day

Source: The Ontario Caregiver Organization   November 13th is Kindness Day. Will you Call A Caregiver and let them know you care?   Many caregivers say they feel alone and isolated. While family members and friends often ask how the care recipient is doing, they don’t always think to ask...

Healthy Communication & Cancer

  The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is pleased to have Registered Clinical Counsellor Genevieve Stonebridge from InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care present this webinar. InspireHealth is a Canadian leader in supportive cancer care with medical doctors, clinical counsellors, dietitians, exercise therapists all working together to support you...

Talking Nutrition with Lori

  The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation holds a 2-part series Talking Nutrition with Lori about Optimizing Immunity with Nutrition. The 2-part series premiers on the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation YouTube channel on October 15th & 29th at 1:30pm EST.   [mkd_button size="" type="" text="go to youtube channel"...

Highlights from the ESMO Virtual Congress 2021

Source : International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress was held virtually from 16-21 September 2021. The presentations are available to view on the ESMO website if you have previously logged in to the site. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) attended the virtual scientific programme to...

Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2021

The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) holds its 2021 Global Kidney Cancer Summit on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 from 7-10 am EDT. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON FACEOOK ON THIS LINK" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.facebook.com/IKCCorg/" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color=""...

Move to Beat Cancer | 2021

  SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021 The MOVE TO BEAT CANCER is an event that brings people and their communities together virtually in a dynamic, social, and festive way to create awareness about kidney cancer and to raise money for patient programs and research.   2020/2021 have been challenging years for...

Webinars now online

We have added the webinars and activities held in May and June for viewing at your convenience. Click on the image to be redirected to the webinar or activity page.                               [mkd_button size="" type="" text="view all webinars"...

JUNE 24 | 7 Ways To Maximize Your Physical & Mental Health

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mark your calendars for this special webinar focusing on World Kidney Cancer Day 2021 theme: We need to talk about how we are feeling.   June 24th, 2021  | 7:oo pm EDT [mkd_button size="" type="" text="REGISTER HERE" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://bit.ly/35xsN7m" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color=""...

JUNE 17 | Cooking at home with ELLICSR Kitchen and Kidney Cancer Canada

  June 17  | 12 pm EDT, click on the link below [mkd_button size="" type="" text="LIVE EVENT HERE" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQsBi6jup8U" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   On World Kidney Cancer Day, join Kidney Cancer Canada with Geremy Capone, Wellness Chef and Stephanie...

World Kidney Cancer Day is June 17!

  When you have kidney cancer, life can feel overwhelming, stressful and lonely. Anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence or simply ‘not feeling right’ are almost universal. The 2018 IKCC Global Patient Survey showed 96% of patients experience psychosocial problems, but fewer than half ever talk about...

Webinar: 2021 Consensus for the Management of Advanced Kidney Cancer

  [mkd_button size="" type="" text="register here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/999027675026100496" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   The kidney cancer treatment landscape has vastly changed in the past 6 years offering many treatment options and more coming ~ new drugs and combination therapies. The access...

Webinar: Navigating a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis in Canada – NOW ONLINE

Tips from a Uro-Oncologist and a Patient Advocate   [mkd_button size="" type="" text="watch meeting here" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/news-events/watch-past-meetings/navigating-a-kidney-cancer-diagnosis-in-canada/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]   When you receive a kidney cancer diagnosis and throughout your care pathway, you will need to discuss and make...

Kidney Cancer Video Knowledge Library

Kidney Cancer Video Knowledge Library reorganized

  The Kidney Cancer Video Knowledge Library pathway categories are revamped. We hope you find this new classification more organized, intuitive and the videos easier to find. [mkd_button size="" type="" text="Go to library" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/kidney-cancer-canada-video-knowledge-library/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]    ...