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Kidney Cancer Canada eNews

Issue 5: 2014


Kidney Cancer Canada held three excellent Patient Meetings this fall in Edmonton, Hamilton and Vancouver. We have now uploaded these meetings on our website and you can now see them at your leisure by clicking on the following links:

Sept 17 – Edmonton Patient Meeting
Immunotherapy and Other New Directions in Treatment of Kidney Cancer
Guest speakers:
Dr. Ronald Moore, Uro-Oncologist
Dr. Naveen Basappa, Medical Oncologist

Sept 23 – Hamilton Patient Meeting
Scans: How, When, Why and What Do They Mean?
Guest speakers:
Dr. Anil Kapoor, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Sriharsha Athreya, MS, FRCS, FRCR

Oct 7 – Vancouver Patient Meeting
Kidney Cancer Treatments and Options
Guest speakers:
Dr. Peter Black, Uro-Oncologist-UBC
Dr. Christian Kollmannsberger, Medical Oncologist


Calling all kidney cancer patients and caregivers in Canada: can you help us with these two surveys?

1- How do patients choose between kidney cancer medications? (a $20 donation to Kidney Cancer Canada will be made for your participation in this survey):
To learn more on the survey click on this link
To participate please click here

2- Canadian Kidney Cancer Research Survey – This research survey is directed at patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals who care for people with kidney cancer. If you agree to participate, please click on the link below to complete the survey in English. By completing the survey your consent is implied.

Dr. Michael Jewett, Urologist, at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre describes a unique partnership that gives a research voice to kidney cancer patients, their caregivers and their healthcare providers.  See video on this link.

Your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.


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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