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Voice of Kidney Cancer – Herman Connor

On April 19, 2012, Herman Connor was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer, renal medullary carcinoma.  Herman's story is a reminder that regardless of the prognosis, there is always hope.  Below is his story told by his sister Cora, who is one of the world's leading advocates for RMC research and awareness.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Barb Hondros

Barb Hondros is a stage 4 kidney cancer patient and blogger.  Her words capture how so many kidney cancer patients feel. To read more from Barb, follow her blog: Love Me Some Cancer...Not. 

Voice of Kidney Cancer – A Surgeon’s Perspective

Michael Staehler is a urological oncologist at the University of Munich. He shares his unique perspective on the use of partial nephrectomy and why it's so important to how he treats kidney cancer patients.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Loraly Knopp

Loraly Knopp is a stage 4 kidney cancer survivor.  She shares with us the anxiety and fear that often occurs for patients when they're faced with treatment related decisions. This is her story.  

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Shaun Tierney

Shaun Tierney is a long-term stage 4 kidney cancer survivor. At diagnosis, he was given little hope, but he's now been on active therapy for eleven years. This is his story.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Megan Smith

Megan Smith, head softball coach for the KU Jayhawks, shares the moving story of losing her husband to sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. This is her story.

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.

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