Launching New Website

December 7th, 2014 by Jay Bitkower

Today ACKC is launching its new website, updating older material and adding new content, which we will continue to do in the future. Two new features on the Homepage are “News” and “Point of View” essays. News will commence with two articles, one highlighting two studies on the use of sunitinib (Sutent) in the elderly,… More →

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ACKC’s Advocacy Campaign Pays Off!

December 6th, 2014 by Sara Mears

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska of the University of Cincinnati received a two-year, IDEA grant of $474,562 from the Department of Defense to work on the effects of tobacco smoke on growth of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Smoking is the major risk factor in getting kidney cancer, but the genetic signaling in RCC that is caused… More →

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A recent original study reported in Clinical Genitourinary Cancer ®, June, 2014, Vol. 12, No.3 provides a ray of hope for elderly patients with metastatic RCC. Led by Dr. Ugo De Giorgi and a team of Italian oncologists, a retrospective study of 185 patients revealed that an alternative regimen of up to half the standard… More →

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December 3rd, 2014 by Sara Mears

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2014 ACKC Campaign for Research Funding

April 24th, 2014 by Staff

ACKC is initiating its annual campaign to get a $15 million appropriation for kidney cancer research as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the Department of Defense. The Dear Colleague Letter is signed by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Peter King (R-NY) and Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).

To send an automated letter to your senators and representative asking them to support this essential research funding, click here: Send a Letter.

To see accomplishments of previous years’ campaigns, click Awards.

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