Dr. Akash Kaushik is a postdoctoral researcher at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern where he studies cancer cell metabolism, which includes all the processes that help cells take up nutrients and convert them to energy and other materials for growth.
Allen was diagnosed with stage IV clear cell renal cell carcinoma six years ago. After his diagnosis, he tried targeted therapy but experienced harsh side effects which eventually led him to having surgery.
Eric, who was otherwise a healthy individual, was diagnosed with stage II kidney cancer last December. The doctors estimated that the tumor had been growing for 9-10 years. Eric beat the cancer by undergoing a radical renal nephrectomy on his right kidney.
Since 2006, the Kidney Cancer Association has supported an annual Young Investigator Award (YIA) through the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO). The YIA supported by Kidney Cancer Association provides funding…
Susan from Alberta, Canada, was diagnosed with stage 1 kidney cancer 12 years ago. In 2002, she lost her father and aunt to colon cancer. That difficult year didn’t prepare her for her own journey four years later.
Five years ago, Dawnia, who lives in Texas, was diagnosed with stage II kidney cancer at age 50. During a routine visit at her gynecologist’s office, the nurse practitioner was alarmed when she learned that Dawnia’s mother was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer.