Living With Kidney Cancer Patient Day – Leeds
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
2w ago
Kidney Cancer UK are delighted to announce the return of, in July 2024 as physical events, our free Living With Kidney Cancer Patient Information Days. Pre-Covid-19, we regularly ran our Living With Kidney Cancer Patient Information Days across the country from Southampton to Stirling (main picture from 2018) and from London to Edinbrugh they were incredibly popular to to the whole kidney cancer community. So, it is wonderful to announce the return of these incredibly popular days starting with our first one on Monday, July 8th 2024 at Maggie’s Yorkshire in Leeds. The day is open to patients ..read more
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Join our Buddy Scheme
Kidney Cancer UK
by Kidney Cancer UK
1M ago
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Great East Midlands Support Group Meeting
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
The East Midlands Kidney Cancer Support Group had a very successful meeting in support of Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2024 at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. With 29 in attendance, (12 patients, carers 11nursing and 6 nursing staff) members enjoyed a very good buffet lunch followed by some tips on mindfulness and then enjoyed a guided tour of the grounds and visiting the exhibition. Gifts were provided by the Flutter Project and Kidney Cancer UK who also provided information about kidney cancer.   Visit East Midlands Support Group Page     The post Great ..read more
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New PET agent offers ‘exceptional’ imaging of kidney cancer
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
A new positron emission computed tomography (PET) agent achieves “exceptional” imaging quality of lesions in patients with kidney cancer, according to new work published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The agent 68Ga-DPI-4452, or Debio 0328, was found to be better than standard CT imaging for patients with clear cell renal cell cancer (ccRCC), which accounts for the majority of renal cell cancers. Up to one-third of patients with ccRCC develop metastases, resulting in poor prognosis. Although ablative surgery is effective, it can be difficult to identify the extent of disease spread. Bette ..read more
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New biomarkers for RCC subtypes improving diagnosis & treatment
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
Massive study identifies new biomarkers for renal cancer subtypes, improving diagnosis and—eventually—treatment Focusing on proteins provided critical new information and built on existing genomic data, giving researchers unprecedented insight into the disease’s underpinnings A new study led by University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center researchers identifies novel biomarkers in renal cell carcinomas. The researchers’ integrative analysis of comprehensive proteogenomic datasets from both non-clear cell and clear cell renal carcinomas builds on previous work, which primarily fo ..read more
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From very rare diagnosis to hope
Kidney Cancer UK
by Claire
1M ago
A blog written by kidney cancer patient Kirsty Neilson My journey begins My story began back in 2021. I was having an ultrasound for my endometriosis and the sonographer found fluid on my left kidney. The sonographer informed me that usually fluid is a sign of a kidney stone, however they couldn’t see one so she would get my consultant to investigate. I never heard anything, so assumed all was well. Throughout 2022 I kept getting abdominal pain and occasional back pain. When I went to the GP’s, they did urine samples, there was traces of blood but again I thought it was my endometriosis and di ..read more
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Change in taste? You’re not alone
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
Taste changes are common with a kidney cancer diagnosis, this can either be down to treatment or the cancer itself. You may find that you stop liking foods that you previously enjoyed or you may start enjoying foods you had no interest in before. One thing for sure is that everyone’s experience is unique to them. There are some simple changes you can make that may help you with this change, as it is important to keep eating enough to ensure your body is getting the energy it needs and is even more important if you are recovering from a nephrectomy or having treatment. It’s important that you d ..read more
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Immunotherapy After Kidney Cancer Surgery Improves Overall Survival
Kidney Cancer UK
by Claire
1M ago
Recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, findings from the pivotal phase 3 trial, KEYNOTE-564, underscore a crucial development in adjuvant therapy for patients diagnosed with clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma (ccRCC) at high risk for recurrence. Led by Dr. Toni Choueiri, the study demonstrates the remarkable efficacy of pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug, in extending overall survival rates following surgical intervention. Patients administered pembrolizumab exhibited a notable 38% reduction in the risk of mortality compared to those receiving a placebo. This pivotal trial r ..read more
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Whack-A-Mole with kidney cancer
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
A blog by Charlotte Connolly In January 2019 I asked my husband to leave. And my journey began! I was working as an Education Welfare Officer travelling around schools, which I had been doing for nearly 20-years, when one day out of the blue I began bleeding heavily to the point where I needed to take a change of clothes wherever I went! This went on for nine-weeks when in the end one of the secretaries made me ring the NHS helpline. They told me to ‘go to your local A&E immediately.’ Due to my personal situation, I hadn’t told my parents about my husband leaving and I was the mother of th ..read more
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Addenbrooke’s Support Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2024
Kidney Cancer UK
by Malcolm Packer
1M ago
We are very grateful to Sue Norman and the Urology Kidney Cancer Specialist Nursing team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for their support of Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2024. Sue told us:  “We are the Addenbrookes Urology Kidney Cancer Specialist Nursing team and we are here to support the patient, their family and friends at a very difficult time from the initial diagnosis to after surgery. We are also pleased to be a part of the new one-stop kidney biopsy service enabling patients to be given a diagnosis on the same day working with the radiology and pathology teams. This ..read more
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