Author: KCCure

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Amanda’s Story

Amanda Handcock shares the story of her dad’s brave fight with kidney cancer. Today, Amanda is an active advocate for other kidney cancer patients.  Thank you Amanda for sharing your story. Your dad is still inspiring others through your amazing voice. I can only hope he knew he was my hero. The man who I would compare all other men in my life. My father, Gary Wilfred Handcock, was a force t...

Treatment for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Edges Toward Approval

AVEO Oncology announced today that the Phase 3 TIVO-3 Trial of Tivozanib in metastatic kidney cancer has met its primary endpoint.

ESMO18 – Kidney Cancer Updates

KCCure reports live from #ESMO18 on kidney cancer updates and what we learned from the experts.

Lawing to Present on Rare Kidney Cancer at AACR Conference

Michael B. Lawing, Director of Outreach, KCCure has been selected to participate in the Scientist <-> Survivor Program at the 11th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved Nov. 2-5, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will address all levels of basic, population, clinical, and transdisciplinary research related ...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Michael Robson

Today, the combination of Yervoy and Opdivo is approved in the U.S., Canada and Australia for treatment of first line metastatic kidney cancer, thanks in part to pioneers like kidney cancer patient Michael Robson who bravely participated in clinical trials. Most recently, Dr. Jim Allison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the mechanism that led to the development of these...

Letter to Kidney Cancer Journal and Response – Regarding Checkpoint Inhibitors in Non-Clear Cell RCC

Attached is a letter to the editor of the Kidney Cancer Journal and editorial response regarding the use of checkpoint inhibitors in non-clear cell RCC. We’re grateful to the editors of the journal for graciously providing this update for patients with rare types of kidney cancer. KCJ letter

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Viola’s Story

Hello, my friends. Like you, I am at war with Stage Four RCC. I’ve learned so much from everyone of you. This week marks the fifth anniversary of my diagnosis. Like many of you, it just seemed like it was one excruciating event after another. Since the worst of it seemed to be the decimation of my left femur, I endured many operations, learning to walk four times. Finally a wonderful surgery impla...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Irene’s story

Prologue: This touching account of Irene’s brother Omar and his struggle with kidney cancer took place in the Philippines over six years ago. Shortly after his diagnosis, I was contacted by Irene and another sister Imee who lives in Singapore by e-mail; we remained in touch throughout the remainder of Omar’s life and occasionally thereafter. The family is still repaying loans for his treatment, an...

KCCure urges Congress and CMS to Reconsider Misguided Medicare Changes

KCCure joins 239 advocacy organizations asking Congress and CMS to reconsider changes allowing Medicare Advantage plans to implement a new policy that could negatively impact Medicare patients with kidney cancer.

Deadline Extension for Federal Kidney Cancer Research Program

This is to notify the research community of the recently extended deadline for the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DOD) Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) being managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).  

11th Annual Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Kidney Cancer Symposium

On September 7th, the Harvard Medical Research Centers including Dana Farber, Beth Isreal, Brigham & Women's will once again hold their annual Kidney Cancer Symposium at the Newton Massachessetts Marriott. The Symposium is an all-day in-person and virtual event beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 pm. 

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Barbara Muchow

Barbara Muchow is a kidney cancer survivor. She shares a beautiful story of friendship and loss and how it led to an early diagnosis of kidney cancer. To tell my cancer story I have to tell about my best friend of 40 years, Dorothy. Actually, Dorothy, her husband Bob and my husband and I were all best friends. We first met in Illinois as young parents and ended up in Nevada as retirees. Dorothy an...

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