Author: KCCure

KCCURE APPLAUDS FDA APPROVAL OF NEW COMBINATION THERAPY FOR ADVANCED KIDNEY CANCER

Washington, DC, ——– – The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) welcomes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to approve pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA) in combination with axitinib (INLYTA) as first-line treatment for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).   Pembrolizumab is an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune syste...

Non-Clear Cell Response Rate Chart

This chart lays out non-clear cell response rates for two kidney cancer clinical trials that were presented at ASCO-GU 2019. The Keynote 427 trial for pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as monotherapy and the Calypso trial combining savolitinib (MET inhibitor) and durvalumab (PD-1 inhibitor).

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Rahson Taylor

Rahson is battling a rare form of kidney cancer called Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer or HLRCC.   HLRCC is a rare genetic condition that increases the risk of developing kidney cancer.  HLRCC is caused by mutations in a gene called fumarate hydratase (FH) gene. Rahson’s journey began after experiencing symptoms of nausea, significant lower back pain, and blood in his urine. ...

Voices of Kidney Cancer

KCCure wishes to thank everyone in the kidney cancer community for sharing their voices in March for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. We received more stories than there are days in March!!  If you sent us a story and it has not been published yet, we have it saved for publication at a later date. Why do we publish stories? Each story is a reminder that no one is alone in the fight against kidney ca...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Aaron and Kim

My husband Aaron was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in February of 2018. A cough that just wouldn’t go away led to a chest x-ray that showed nodules in his lungs. The doctors ordered a CT scan that revealed a mass on his kidney.    I’ll never forget that life-changing phone call when Aaron called to tell me that the doctors suspected cancer. I took an emergency flight from Clevel...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Larry Inman

What’s the right thing to say to a kidney cancer patient? It’s not always easy to know. Larry Inman shares his advice. Diagnosed with kidney cancer in June of 2017, I had surgery to remove it in August.  I thought I had a clean slate, but was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in December of that year.  I am blessed beyond merit by the support system I enjoy and am certain I would not ge...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – David Adams

Dave shares his story of being diagnosed with stage 4 Translocation Renal Cell Carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer.  My Cancer Journey… In March, I will be celebrating – If that’s what you want to call it – my 2 year anniversary of fighting cancer. Two years ago, I was 39 years old, and literally in the best shape of my life. I worked out 5-6 days a week, ate healthy (most of...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Tanner Miller

Tanner Miller shares his story about how an RMC clinical trial at MDAnderson Comprehensive Cancer Center is shrinking his tumors and giving him hope for the future. My dream was falling into place, rounding out my senior year of college at Kansas State University with a couple of classes to complete… future job in financial advising/commodities and then September 22, 2015, arrived. “The worst day ...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Les Alberts

My kidney cancer story began early in 2017 when I started feeling tired, lost my appetite and lost weight. In April, the PCP ordered blood tests that included BUN/Creatinine/Lytes and my first PSA test. My Creatinine was at the upper limit and the PSA was high so I was immediately referred to Urology.  An ultrasound in May indicated an enlarged prostate so I was concerned about prostate cancer unt...

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