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Elshad Hasanov

Q&A: Dr. Elshad Hasanov, Young Investigator Award recipient

Dr. Elshad Hasanov received a 2021 Young Investigator Award for his project “Investigating genomic drivers of immune checkpoint inhibitors resistance in RCC brain metastasis: implications for immunotherapy.” Hasanov is based at the MD Anderson Cancer…

Yuexin Xu

Q&A: Dr. Yuexin Xu, Young Investigator Award recipient

Dr. Yuexin Xu received a 2021 Young Investigator Award for her project “Transcriptomic single-cell and spatial mapping of immune cell infiltration and tumor-associated endothelial cell heterogeneity in renal cell carcinoma.” Xu is based at the…

Cristiane Bergerot

Q&A: Dr. Cristiane Bergerot, Focus Award: Psychosocial recipient

Dr. Cristiane Bergerot received a 2021 Focus Award: Psychosocial for her project “Redefining Quality of Life Assessments in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma.” Bergerot is based at the Instituto Unity de Ensino e Pesquisa, Centro De…

Sharing Our Cancer Journey on Social Media

This is a guest post by Susan Hill, a member of the KCA’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council and wife and caregiver of Bruce Hill. Our kidney cancer journey officially began in May 2017 when…

ESMO 2021 Kidney Cancer Highlights

We rounded up a few research highlights from the 2021 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology. COVID-19 vaccines do protect patients with cancer A number of studies presented at ESMO Congress 2021 reported…

Kathryn Nelson

Spotlight: Kathryn Nelson, Clinical Advisory Board

Kathryn Nelson, RN, is a nurse specializing in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a member of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Clinical Advisory Board, which provides patients and caregivers in all…

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This month in kidney cancer research

Two RCC therapy approvals, genetic risk assessment for hereditary kidney cancer, and a sickle cell trait/kidney cancer partnership.

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