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Cancer advocates from the European Union, Asia, Latin America, and United States gathered in Budapest on May 2, 2013, for an informative half-day seminar intended to increase the awareness and understanding of the important role that clinical trials play in our quest to eliminate death and suffering from renal cancers. This meeting was webcast live, in order to reach a global audience, and it was very successful.
In 2014, the Congress did not meet. Instead, members of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Nurse Advisory Board met in Dublin, Ireland, to discuss issues relevant to the improvement of patient care. The nurses are well-positioned to deliver information to patients about the treatment of renal cancers, and they can do it with far greater efficiency than using patient advocates as the primary method of dissemination. By alternating meetings of medical professionals with those intended for advocates, we hope to reach a wider audience, while helping to speed a cure from the bench to the bedside by encouraging patient participation in clinical trials.
A 2015 meeting is currently being planned for Lyon, France. Details may be found elsewhere on this website.
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*IKCC is a Service Mark (SM) of the Kidney Cancer Association.