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Women in RCC empowers and elevates female physicians in kidney cancer to lead and succeed through trainings, mentorship, open forums, and camaraderie. From its initial gatherings during the KCA’s International Kidney Cancer Symposiums (IKCS), Women in RCC hosts multiple events, initiatives, and resources throughout the year to meet the needs of its members.

Women in RCC group during the 2023 IKCS: North America meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

“The Women in RCC group enhances career development of women and junior health providers working in the kidney cancer field. One of our main goals is to generate camaraderie and bonding between the women in this field.”

Ulka Vaishampayan, MBBS and Tian Zhang, MD, MHS
Co-Chairs, Kidney Cancer Association’s Women in RCC

Find below the events happening in 2024

2024 IKCS: Europe
April 19-20, 2024 | Sitges, Spain

Registration is open!
More 2024 Events coming soon!


Apply for the Women in RCC group coaching opportunity!

Interested in joining Women in RCC?

Benefits include access to a Women in RCC directory, group emails, available leadership trainings,
mentor/mentee opportunities, education for male colleagues and other allies, and much more.

Meet the Co-Chairs!

Ulka Vaishampayan, MBBS

Dr. Vaishampayan is the Director of the Phase I program at the Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. Dr. Vaishampayan is a Professor of Internal Medicine and her research is primarily in translational drug development and early phase clinical trials in cancer with a focus on genitourinary malignancies.

Tian Zhang, MD, MHS

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary malignancies, including kidney, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancers.

Past Events

Women in RCC & Allies Breakfast and Networking Session
2023 IKCS North America held in Nashville, TN on November 11, 2023

Women in RCC Quarterly Webinar
July 26, 2023 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET

Questions? Email [email protected].