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 Kidney Cancer Canada eNews
 March 2017
 


Research campaign fundraising results
Information & Outreach Session - Durham Region (attend in person or by webcast)
8th Annual Patient & Caregiver Bilingual Forum
Wellspring: Online Money Matters program (Ontario residents)
Website updates
Latest news on fundraising events past and future
 



$32,000 RAISED FOR NEW KIDNEY CANCER RESEARCH; $18,000 TO GO
 

Kidney Cancer Canada is over half way to reaching its goal of raising $50,000 for new kidney cancer research which the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Fund has agreed to match.  We are also very pleased to report that the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada has agreed to contribute $30,000 to the research fund which will bring its the total value to $130,000.

The three research projects to be funded were chosen last month at the 8th Canadian Kidney Cancer Forum:

 
INVESTIGATORS CENTRE GRANT TITLE AMOUNT AWARDED
A. Finelli
J. Moffat
K. Lawson
L. Ailles
Dept. of Surgery (Urology) and Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto Development of a novel immunotherapeutic bi-specific T-cell engager strategy for renal cell carcinoma $40,000
C. Kollmannsberger
L. Nappi
K. Lawson
Vancouver Prostate Centre, Dept. of Urological Services, University of British Columbia Identification for predictive biomarkers in patients with metastatic kidney cancer using circulating tumour DNA sequencing $49,963
A. Fairey
L. Rudzinski
J. Lewis
Dept. of Oncology, University of Alberta Exploring novel therapeutic targets to block metastasis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma $43,429
   

Thank you for your support of these important research projects. Watch for more updates from us about each of the projects and the researchers.

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INFORMATION & OUTREACH SESSION - DURHAM REGION

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2017
OSHAWA, ONTARIO




Kidney Cancer Canada hosts regional education events across the country to give patients and caregivers an opportunity to connect with each other and learn about the latest developments in kidney cancer treatment. These events are FREE of charge.

The next event will take place in the Durham Region:
 


  When
 
  Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  Time
 
  7 – 8:30 pm
  Doors open at 6:30 pm
  Where  
  Lakeridge Health Oshawa
  LHERN Auditorium
  1 Hospital Court
  Oshawa, ON
 


 


YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO JOIN THE MEETING IN PERSON?
All our meetings can be viewed by live webcast from the comfort of your home. Please make sure you register to join the meeting either in person or by webcast. 

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8TH ANNUAL PATIENT & CAREGIVER BILINGUAL FORUM
SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017
OTTAWA, ONTARIO



Kidney Cancer Canada is hosting its 8th Annual Patient & Caregiver Forum, “Live It, Survive It, Cure It … From Living with Kidney Cancer to a Cure”.  The all-day Forum is FREE of charge to all patients, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals.


The Forum will be conducted in English and French
(simultaneous translation services will be available)

 


  When
 
  Saturday, April 22, 2017

  Time
 
  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  Registration from 8:30 – 9:00 am
  Where  
  Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
  150, Albert Street
  Ottawa, ON
 


 


The Patient & Caregiver bring together patients, caregivers, clinicians and researchers to share information and network. Our goal is to provide inspiration, hope and the tools to empower patients and caregivers to be active participants through their treatment journey and live life to the fullest.


CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS  
We need volunteers in the Ottawa area to give us a helping hand for the Patient & Caregiver Forum.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please let us know by e-mailing us at info@kidneycancercanada.ca.

Please share this call out with others who might be interested in becoming involved with Kidney Cancer Canada.

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WELLSPRING: ONLINE MONEY MATTERS PROGRAM
(ONTARIO RESIDENTS ONLY)

 
Financial Challenges Are an All-Too-Common Experience for Cancer Patients
New Money Matters Online offers professional case management, at no cost, to help cancer patients navigate the maze of income replacement and drug reimbursement options when too ill to work.
 
When you are diagnosed with cancer it can be hard to focus on your health when you are too busy worrying about money. The financial struggle that can accompany a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming, especially considering that most cancer patients experience a drop in income. 
 
With Money Matters Online, Wellspring Cancer Support Network helps Ontarians who are too sick to work by linking them with a case manager for a confidential one-on-one assessment, free of charge. The assessments are held over Zoom, a free and easy-to-use video conferencing software, allowing patients to access help from the comfort and privacy of their homes. Wellspring’s Money Matters case managers have years of experience working in the field of vocational rehabilitation and can help with even the most complex cases.
 
Wellspring is a network of community based centres that offer support programs, at no charge and without medical referral, to men, women and children living with cancer, and those who care for them.  All programming is evidence-based and led by experienced professionals. www.wellspring.ca
 
To find out more, please visit wellspring.ca/mmonline   

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WEBSITE UPDATES

 
We are continuously adding and updating our webiste content.  Here are some additions and/or updates to our website :

A GUIDE TO KIDNEY CANCER (KidneyCancerCanada/guide)

 
CLINICAL TRIALS (KidneyCancerCanda.ca/trials)
The Clinical Trials listing has a new navigation format.  We hope that this new format will be intuitive in navigating through the different trials and finding the one that suits your situation to bring to your doctor for discussion. 

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LATEST NEWS ON FUNDRAISING EVENTS PAST AND FUTURE

 
Our Kidney Cancer Canada community is engaged and creating awareness for the disease through fundraising events organized in their neighbourhood!
 
UPCOMING FUNDRASING EVENTS 
Friday, March 17, 2017
IRISH 4 A CURE was inspired by Dale Miron, who battled stage IV kidney cancer for over 11 years. In 2015 Dale's daughter, Arlene, brought together a group of energetic volunteers and supporters to present IRISH 4 A CURE, a unique annual St. Patrick's Day fundraising event with all proceeds going directly to Kidney Cancer Canada. To learn more about the event : www.irish4acure.ca
 
PAST FUNDRAISING EVENTS 
The Brampton Bombers held the Pink in the Rink fundraising event last November 25th.  Not only was Pink in the Rink a wonderful and fun evening it also raised $4,100 for Kidney Cancer Canada’s programs and services as well as creating great awareness for kidney cancer.  Our heartfelt thank you to the Brampton Bombers and sponsor Origin Active Lifestyle Communities!



See more pictures on this link
 
To learn how to create your fundraising event in your community go to KidneyCancerCanada.ca/fundraising for more information.
 
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Kidney Cancer Canada is a charitable patient-led support organization established to improve the quality of life for patients and their families living with kidney cancer. Kidney Cancer Canada advocates for access to new treatments, provides support and information to patients, funds much-needed research, and works to increase awareness of kidney cancer as a significant health issue.  Our goal is to help patients navigate through information about their disease and ensure they have access to new treatment options available to them.

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