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Scott and Sherri’s Kidney Cancer Journey

This is a guest post by Scott LeVeck. My name is Scott, I’m 54. My wife, Sherri, passed on July 25, 2022. She was also 54. And this is our journey. Sherri and I have…

Don Hoff, the “Happy Man in a Village”

This is a guest post by Susan Hoff-Angelin. My late husband, Don Hoff, was larger than life. He loved life and lived it to its full extent, so when we found out he had stage…

Brain Metastasis: Recognizing Symptoms Early Can Help

By D’Ann George, PhD, Medical Writer Standing on the bank of a waterway that winds through French Cajun Country in Louisiana, Keith Thibodeaux felt such intense vertigo, he feared he might fall into the water….

Bone Metastases: How Bone Pain Helps In Kidney Cancer Treatment

By D’Ann George, PhD, Medical Writer When Marie Langhorne first felt pain in her right leg, in the fall of 2018, she was sitting in her office at Catawba College, in Salisbury, NC, where she…

Mike Greene’s kidney cancer journey

Mike Greene, 70, has been working in construction since he was 20 years old. As an industry veteran with his own North Carolina-based business since 1972, he has a practical approach towards problem solving. “I…

Caregiving Tips From the Kidney Cancer Community

Caregiving is a complex, challenging, sometimes heartbreaking, often rewarding responsibility. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we asked several people for their insights and best tips on caregiving. Read what they shared below. Sign…

Q&A: Navigating Caregiving with Jennifer Christensen, LCSW, OSW-C

Jennifer Christensen, LCSW, OSW-C is a clinical social worker in the Patient and Family Support Program at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. KCA Ambassador Annamarya Scaccia, who was diagnosed with chromophobe…

Q&A: Dr. Yufei Wang, KCA Trailblazer Award winner

Dr. Yufei Wang received a 2022 KCA Trailblazer Award for her research on “Design of CAIX Targeted Fine-Tuned Immune Restoring Safe (FIS) CAR-T Cell Therapy for Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC)”. Dr. Wang…

Q&A: Dr. Sheldon Holder, KCA Trailblazer Award winner

Dr. Sheldon Holder received a 2022 KCA Trailblazer Award for his research on the “Exploration of the causes and effects of increased PIM1 kinase activity in renal cell carcinoma”. Dr. Holder is a physician-scientist at…

Q&A: Dr. Erin Tagai, KCA Psychosocial Focus Award winner

Dr. Erin Tagai received a 2022 KCA Psychosocial Focus Award for her research on “Improving patient-reported outcomes for renal cancer patients on active surveillance.” Dr. Tagai is an Assistant Research Professor at Fox Chase Cancer…

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