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The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. It is the world’s first international charity dedicated specifically to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. It is also by far the largest organization of its kind, with members in more than 100 countries. We fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urological Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. We educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels in the United States and globally.

Download our IRS Form W-9
Download our IRS Determination Letter

KCA was founded in 1990 by a small group of patients, including Eugene P. Schonfeld, Ph.D., and medical doctors in Chicago, Illinois. It is a nonprofit charity incorporated in the State of Illinois. It has also been designated as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code. Donations to the Association are tax deductible. Our federal taxpayer identification number is 36-3719712. The Association conducts business under various state registered identities.


Paula E. Bowen, Retired College Administrator, New York
Ronald M. Bukowski, MD, Bukowski Consulting LLC, Ohio
Noah Buntman, Kellogg Board Fellow, Northwestern University, Illinois
Craig DePriester, Consultant, California
Michael B. Lawing, Cancer Advocate, North Carolina
Sarah Wise Miller, Cancer Advocate, New York
David Perry, Esq., Attorney, K & L Gates LLP, California
William J. Perry, President, GFF Inc. Food Processing Co., California
Denise L. Richards, Actress, California
James S. Sergi, Managing Partner, Bay Tower Medical LLC, California
Lois Stulberg, Community Leader, Michigan
David A. Swanson, MD, Department of Urology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
Peter Telford, Barrister, Devon, England
Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Nevada
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS, Department of Urology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas

Officers and Staff

William P. Bro, Chief Executive Officer and Patient Coordinator
Carolyn Konosky, Vice President for Development and Public Affairs
Stephanie Shirley, Event Coordinator

Our IRS Form 990 may be viewed at our annual report and audited financials are also available online. The Kidney Cancer Association is a member of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations and is accredited by the Health on the Net Foundation, Independent Charities of America, and is rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator.

The website does not accept advertising. We gratefully acknowledge the support of these website grantors. Affiliated sites, including, may accept advertising. The Kidney Cancer Association logo with a “swoosh” through the word cancer, is a registered trademark (®) of the Association and may not be reproduced in any form without prior written authorization.

This website’s principal editor and webmaster is William P. Bro, CEO, who may be contacted by clicking the “Contact” hyperlink. Unless specifically disclaimed, website content is presumed to be the work product of the Association’s web team. This site is intended primarily as a resource for patients and medical professionals and the information presented is periodically reviewed by the Association’s medical and scientific advisors. It is not a substitute for the medical advice provided by your physician.

Patients should contact a medical professional before considering any treatment for cancer. This site makes no claims with respect to the efficacy of any therapy, surgical intervention, or any other treatment modality, including diet.

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