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ACKC is the only major
kidney cancer grassroots
advocacy organization
raising money that goes
predominantly to fund
kidney cancer research

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Annual Campaign
for Federal
Research Funding

ACKC's Capitol Hill initiative
to get a $15M appropriation
for kidney cancer research

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Direct Funding
to Kidney Cancer
Researchers

Since 2006, ACKC has
granted more than $350,000
to promising researchers

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Advocacy for
Special Funding
Initiatives

ACKC’s work on Capitol Hill
resulted in increased support
for federal research projects.

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Patient Guides:
Taking Charge of
Kidney Cancer

Updated in 2016, ACKC’s
online pamphlets empower
patients and their caregivers

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ACKC Point of View

  • The Cost of Cancer Medication

    Why are cancer drug prices skyrocketing? What can be done to rein in costs when drug companies are a “corporate monopoly” with the highest profits of any industry? The patient power of grass-roots groups such as ACKC may hold the solution, says Hagop Kantarjian, M.D., a leader in the in the fight to lower drug costs. Full article coming soon…

News

  • Symptom Monitoring Increases Survival

    July 20, 2017

    The results of a randomized trial of patient-reported symptom monitoring during cancer treatment is shown to increase overall survival and Quality of Life over standard care according to a presentation given by Ethan Basch, of the University of North Carolina, at a plenary session of the Association of Clinical Oncology annual conference this June. Go to http://www.ackc.org/symptom-monitoring-increases-survival/  to see the full trial summary.



  • Support for Kidney Cancer Funding

    June 26, 2017

    In March 2017, the president signed the Consolidate Appropriations Act for FY2017, which called for a $10 million appropriation for kidney cancer research as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), managed by the Department of Defense. This past spring, ACKC lobbied for a continuation of kidney cancer’s $10 million funding for FY2018, which commences September 1st. CDMRP encompasses around 18 cancer types with most of them falling under the $60 million Peer… More →



  • MAJOR VICTORY – $10 Million for Kidney Cancer Research!!!

    May 7, 2017

    Congress passed, and on May 5, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations ACT for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes a $10 million line item for kidney cancer research under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). This represents the largest increase ever in the federal budget for kidney cancer research. View Our Video   Kidney cancer strikes 64,000 Americans each year, and over 14,400 succumb to the disease. The $10 million will provide a shot… More →



  • Smoking and Election Day

    December 26, 2016

    Election Day was also a day in which four states have referendums on raising their taxes on cigarettes: Colorado, California, Missouri, and North Dakota. Below, we’ll look at the tax proposals, arguments for and against, campaign spending and the groups behind them, and the results of the voting. Much of the voting information is extracted from the Ballotpedia website. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 480,000 Americans die from diseases caused by cigarette… More →



  • Federal Funding for Cancer

    December 1, 2016

    We did an analysis of the U.S Federal funding for the top 18 cancer types as a ratio of dollars spent versus the cancer type’s incidence and mortality rates.  For dollars spent per incidence, brain cancer came out on top at $7,686 per incidence, followed by ovarian ($5,010) and leukemia ($4,545). Kidney cancer was in 14th place at $613 per incidence. For dollars spent per mortality, breast cancer came out on top at $15,842 per mortality… More →