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Q&A: Dr. Maria Carlo, KCA Trailblazer Award winner

Dr. Maria Carlo received a 2023 KCA Trailblazer Award for research on the “Role of germline and somatic variants in NRF2 pathway genes in renal cell carcinoma.” Dr. Carlo is a genitourinary oncologist and clinical…

Q&A: Follow-Up From the 2023 Virtual Patient Symposium

The KCA’s 2023 Virtual Patient Symposium took place on September 9th with expert speakers presenting topics ranging from kidney cancer basics and breaking new research to discussions about nutrition, psychosocial support, and the patient experience….

Liz’s Kidney Cancer Journey

This is a guest post by Liz Leff. Liz is a kidney cancer survivor, Senior Corporate Relations Director at the National Kidney Foundation, and a member of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition’s Board of Directors….

Spotlight: Claudia Tatum, Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Claudia Tatum joined the KCA’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council in 2023. She is based in Oklahoma. What motivated you to get involved with the KCA’s PCAC? From the time I was diagnosed in Jan…

Spotlight: Annamaria Scaccia, Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Annamaria Scaccia joined the KCA’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council (PCAC) in 2023. She is a frequent blog contributor for the KCA and collaborator on a number of special edition KCA newsletters. What motivated you…

Spotlight: Matt McClain, Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

Matt McClain joined the KCA’s Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council (PCAC) in 2023. What motivated you to get involved with the KCA’s PCAC? When I was newly diagnosed, I reached out to a few people…

Michael Whitley Pivots to New 4th Line Therapy

This is a guest post by Michael Whitley, 46, who was diagnosed with stage 4 clear cell renal cell carcinoma in 2019. He is an engineer and lives in Huntsville, Alabama. Since my scan in…

ASCO 2023: Can Bugs Work With Drugs in Kidney Cancer?

By D’Ann George, PhD, Medical Writer This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in June featured the first-ever symposium devoted to microbiome research in cancer. The “Role of the Microbiome in Immune CheckPoint Inhibitor…

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