The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) is a grassroots organization of patients, caregivers, doctors and medical researchers dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to kidney cancer through increased funding to accelerate research that will lead to a cure for all patients and prevent future kidney cancer diagnoses.
The Challenges We Face
It’s estimated that more than 60,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer in the United States this year and more than 14,000 people will die from the disease. For reasons that we don’t know, incidence of kidney cancer has been increasing since the 1990s. Kidney cancer remains the deadliest of all urological malignancies.
Why We Exist
Despite these facts, kidney cancer research is vastly underfunded. According to the American Cancer Society, of the more than 700 research grants awarded in 2017, only 11 grants totaling less than $1.5 million out of over $390,000,000 awarded went to kidney cancer research.
What We Do
We fund high-impact high-risk kidney cancer research through a process that is peer reviewed by an expert team of kidney cancer specialists, patient, caregivers and kidney cancer advocates. These grants provide sources of funding that otherwise wouldn’t be available to these researchers.
We partner with other organizations that seek to advance a cure for kidney cancer.
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