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September 22, 2023: The Day My Life Changed

This is a guest post by Nicole Yvette Miles, kidney cancer survivor. My name is Nicole Miles from Waldorf, Maryland and on September 22, 2023 around 11 pm after a typically normal Friday, I started…

What Palliative Care Is and Isn’t

This is a guest post by D’Ann George, PhD, Medical Writer. Joel Stern vividly remembers the first time he saw the phrase palliative care in his medical file. At the time, in 2020, Stern had…

Carrie Mann’s kidney cancer journey

This is a guest post by Carrie Mann, 48, a stage 4 kidney cancer patient from West Virginia. My name is Carrie Mann. I am a 48-year-old mother of two from southern West Virginia, a…

Excerpts from my book, One Kidney: Dealing with Kidney Cancer

This is a guest post by Jeff Kallis, who was diagnosed with stage 3 clear cell renal cell carcinoma in 2023. Jeff has since written a book about his experience, One Kidney: Dealing with Kidney…

KCA-funded research shows how family genetics impact kidney cancer

I’m excited to highlight a new study spearheaded by Dr. Ritesh Kotecha from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that describes how renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients’ genetic ancestry (GA) – which is the information about…

Coming Soon… a Kidney Cancer Podcast!

UPDATE: Kidney Cancer Unfiltered is live! Listen here: We are excited to bring you a groundbreaking new podcast series called “Kidney Cancer Unfiltered”. Hosted by Annamaria Scaccia, a member of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Patient…

Hope and Fear

This is a guest post by Joel Stern, member of the KCA’s Board of Directors, author of “My Journey With Stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma”, and serves as a peer mentor with KCA partner Imerman…

KCA patient advisor Claudia Tatum talks survivorship

Claudia Tatum, a member of the Kidney Cancer Association’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council, spoke with Bruce Morton on the Cancer Interviews podcast about being diagnosed with a rare form of renal cell carcinoma, survivorship,…

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