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Kidney Cancer news from ASCO-GU

The 2018 Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium is a three-day scientific and educational meeting focusing on research and clinical applications in GU cancers (which includes kidney, prostate and bladder). For the second year in a row, KCCure participated in this important kidney cancer conference.

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Share your Story

At KCCure, Kidney Cancer Awareness month is about bringing patients, caregivers, researchers and doctors together to make our collective voice loud and clear.  Help us tell the world that this disease exists, that we're fighting and that we need a cure!

KCCure Launches National Kidney Cancer Patient Advisory Board

The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) announced today the formation of a national kidney cancer Patient Advisory Board; a non-voting body made up of patients, caregivers and leaders in the cancer community. The board will be led by patient advocates Michael B. Lawing and Debra Gottsleben.

KCCure President Dena Battle Elected to National Cancer Institute’s Renal Task Force

WASHINGTON - Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) President Dena Battle has been elected to the National Cancer Institute’s Renal Task Force to serve as one of two patient advocates on the panel. 

Keith Puls – In Memoriam

Keith M Puls (1958-2017) was diagnosed May 2017 with stage IV RCC. Keith and I began this journey scared and anxious. We fought hard and this disease was very powerful and overwhelming. Keith was an amazing chef, artist, and musician

KCRP funding – Be ready to apply!

Register today to learn more about how to apply for new kidney cancer funding! Kidney cancer research funding will be provided for the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) through a new, $10 million, stand-alone program in the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

KCCure Research Priorities

KCCure's Kidney Cancer Research Priorities were developed in response to a survey conducted for the newly formed Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP).  Advice and suggestions were gathered from our National Patient Advisory Board and our Scientific Advisory Board.

KCCure 2017 Research Grant Award

The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) is offering a $100,000 research grant for a pilot project focused on cutting-edge, innovative scientific research in kidney cancer.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Ken’s story

My Journey with Kidney cancer started back in 2002.  I had a kidney stone in my right kidney but during the process of treating the kidney stone - they found a tumor in my left kidney which resulted in a radical nephrectomy.  After a few years of scans, my doctors told me that I was clear and didn’t need to be followed anymore.

Jennifer Leiser – In Memoriam

My unique combination makes me a lab rat for my oncologists, and that's okay— I hope that my story will help everyone impacted by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Voices of Kidney Cancer – Elise Whitehill

Here's to the kidney cancer caregivers who fight tirelessly for their loved ones battling kidney cancer.  The men and women who manage medication, drive to appointments, fax medical records and know more about their loved-ones illness than most doctors.  They monitor side effects better than a trial nurse.  And when necessary, they shave heads.  Thank you caregivers.  Thank you Elise, caregiver to...

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Shaun Tierney

My advice to anyone newly diagnosed, but especially with Stage IV, is to find an RCC specialist to lead your medical team. Become your own strongest advocate. Look deep inside to find your untapped strength.

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