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Kidney cancer highlights from ASCO 2020

Kidney cancer research highlights presented at the 2020 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Cancer patients suffer more from COVID-19 Cancer patients who become ill as a result of the novel coronavirus…

Spotlight: Dr. Christopher Wood, Chair of Board of Directors

Dr. Christopher Wood is the Chair of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Board of Directors, a member of the KCA’s Medical Steering Committee, and a surgeon and professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…

“Get up and do what you can.”

Nothing in Salima Witt’s history would have suggested kidney cancer. Salima was healthy and active, did not smoke or drink alcohol, was diligent with yearly checkups, blood work, and wellness tests, and she had none…

Opdivo plus Cabometyx improved overall RCC survival

In the phase III CheckMate-9ER trial, nivolumab (Opdivo) plus cabozantinib (Cabometyx) combined improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) compared with sunitinib (Sutent) in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who had not…

Kidney cancer positives that might come from this pandemic

During these challenging days, I’ve been searching for any possible positives that might come out of this healthcare crisis we’re in together. Here are a few: Possibly we will learn that less immunotherapy (fewer doses)…

How kidney cancer affects the risks of coronavirus

Many kidney cancer patients and caregivers are concerned about the risk of getting and/or becoming very ill if infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In discussions on Facebook, online support networks, and other social media…

Learn about the 2019 KCA grant recipients

As the award cycle for the 2020 Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) and Advanced Discovery Awards (ADAs) opens, we’re reflecting on the 2019 grant recipients. These innovative researchers are helping to advance our understanding of kidney cancer and…

Wrapping up Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month has come to a close. We are ending the month in a very different place than we started and amid the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, how to stay safe…