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Watching my son cope with my kidney cancer

“Mama?” I hear his footsteps coming down the hall. “Mama?” He calls again. “I’m in here, baby.” I call loudly from the restroom. But there’s a wall and a door between us.  “Mama? Mama?” He…

Dr. Quint Jardine and his wife

A doctor’s journey with kidney cancer

Transitioning from provider to patient was daunting for Dr. Quint Jardine. Luckily, he could rely on a support system of physicians.

Body, Interrupted

I hate this body. The other day, I went through my old selfies—my pre-surgery selfies. I scrutinized every inch of the body on the screen of my phone—every dip and curve and cut and line…

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This month in kidney cancer research

Welcome to our series where we take a look at what’s happening in kidney cancer each month! From treatments and clinical trials to genetic testing and government regulations, the KCA’s Medical Director, Sallie McAdoo, MS,…

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is here

June 17-23, 2021 marks the first National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week – #BlackFamCan – an initiative by the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence, Project Community, to increase cancer awareness in one of the most…

Female researcher

ASCO 2021 kidney cancer highlights

We rounded up a few research highlights from the 2021 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A “quantum leap” in post-nephrectomy treatment Treatment with the immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) after nephrectomy significantly reduced…

Catch our Facebook Live on the”Secret Language” of Clinical Trials

Participating in a clinical trial often requires learning a whole new set of terminology. During the KCA’s latest Facebook Live event, Medical Director Sallie McAdoo, MS, CGC, moderated a conversation with survivor and patient advocate…

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7 Tips for Successful Fundraising

This is a guest post by Ben Lundin, a a member of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council. As we approach World Kidney Cancer Day on June 17th, some of you are…

What is the 76K Challenge?

Join the 76K Challenge! The KCA is raising $76,000 in June for those who will receive a diagnosis this year.

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