Can I join a clinical trial?
Thousands of kidney cancer patients have volunteered to participate in clinical trials. Many of these individuals gained early access to cutting-edge therapies, long before they were available to the general public. Our partner, EmergingMed, can help you to quickly learn if you may qualify to participate in a clinical trial. For more information, visit Clinical Trials page.
Do you have a list of expert doctors?
Our Nurse Information Service, available by email or telephone, can refer you to experts and will answer questions about the treatment of kidney cancer and the management of side effects from drugs used to treat advanced disease.
Where can I find survival statistics?
A good resource for cancer statistics may be found on the National Cancer Institute’s website (a new window will open). Some people have found the LifeMath Renal Cell Carcinoma Outcome Calculator to be helpful. You will need some specific information in order to use this tool. Your doctor can help you. Please remember, each case is different. Some people, including members of our charity’s board of directors, have survived for decades, despite having advanced kidney cancer.
Where can I learn about kidney cancer?
Start by reading the FREE book, We Have Kidney Cancer. Written by experts, you’ll find a wealth of information in this book’s more than 100 pages. If you prefer to read this in paperback, it’s available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Where can I meet or talk to other patients?
First, check our Events Calendar to learn if there is an education or support meeting scheduled near you. You will find hundreds of patients online, ready to interact and answer your questions, in our support community at KidneyCancer.me. If you prefer one-to-one support, contact our partner Imerman Angels to be matched to another patient.
Where is the best place to go for treatment?
There’s no single correct answer to this question, but our free Nurse Information Service can recommend centers of excellence by geographic region. The nurse can also help you to manage side effects from a cancer drug you are taking, as well as answer most questions about the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. A nurse is available to help you from 9-5 Pacific, M-F (excluding weekends and holidays). If the nurse is busy assisting another patient or family member, please leave a message and expect a return call the next business day.