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During this series of videos, kidney cancer patients and carers talk frankly about their experiences, emotions and how to live well with a diagnosis of kidney cancer
Coping with a diagnosis of kidney cancer
Talking about kidney cancer
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The lives of all these people have been affected by kidney cancer
Some are patients, some are carers, all are stories by real people sharing their experiences of living with kidney cancer
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Latest kidney cancer news

24 Jan 2023

Pembrolizumab plus axitinib for metastatic papillary and chromophobe kidney cancer

17 Jan 2023

Real-world survival outcomes of metastatic papillary and clear cell kidney cancer

12 Jan 2023

Long-term data support first-line use of avelumab and axitinib for advanced kidney cancer

12 Jan 2023

Does neoadjuvant therapy improve outcomes in localised kidney cancer?

6 Jan 2023

BioNTech forms alliance with UK government for cancer immunotherapies

3 Jan 2023

CA-125 biomarker for renal medullary carcinoma

16 Dec 2022

Shared decision-making in kidney cancer

15 Dec 2022

Long term outcomes after SABR for kidney cancer tumours

12 Dec 2022

New method enables early detection of cancer

7 Dec 2022

Psychological distress in patients treated for kidney cancer

6 Dec 2022

BMI and outcomes in patients with metastatic kidney cancer treated with first-line TKIs

30 Nov 2022

NICE approves pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib combination for advanced kidney cancer

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We have just added a new video to our series of ask the Ask the expert videos, titled 'The difference between palliative care, supportive care and end of life care'
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This study's aim was to look at the effectiveness & tolerability of pembrolizumab plus axitinib combination in people with metastatic chromophobe or papillary RCC. #kidneycancer
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In this study, real world data is used to compare the effectiveness of immunotherapy and targeted therapy (both alone and in combination) in people with metastatic clear cell or papillary renal cell carcinoma.
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It is a New Year when many of our family members and loved ones make plans to take on a challenge, if they are please ask them to consider taking on 2023 Ultra Challenge Series, they are open now for registrations.

Perhaps you want to improve your mobility levels, to re-energise. Then, these events may be for you!

Whether it’s along a stunning coastline, or on trails in the best of Britain’s countryside, your Ultra Challenge will be unforgettable. With full support all the way, new friends made, and an amazing sense of achievement.

The 2023 events calendar is live for registrations with an ‘Early Bird Deal’ and this year's series will be bigger than ever, offering more events and renewed public interest in taking on live, outdoor challenges.

We would love for you to join an Ultra Challenge Event in 2023 to support us!
For more information please follow the link below:

https://actionkidneycancer.org/event/ultra-challenge-events-2023/

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We have just added a new video to our series of ask the Ask the expert videos, titled 'The difference between palliative care, supportive care and end of life care'

In this video interview, Dr Lynne Russon, Consultant in Palliative Care at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, describes the differences between palliative care, supportive care and end of life care, and when each intervention is given in the kidney cancer treatment pathway.

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Thank you to everyone who registered with AmazonSmile and chose us as their nominated charity.

We thought it would be useful to let you know that Amazon plan to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023.

If you had a AmazonSmile account and chose us to receive a donation, every time you purchased with AmazonSmile at no extra cost to you, we appreciate your support.

If you would like to support us in the future in a similar way, there are other shopping platforms that you can register with that will allow us to continue getting a donation every time you shop, one of these is Easy Fundraising.

If you would like to register for this site please follow the link below:
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Our glass hearts are very popular.

With this in mind, please send one to friends or that someone special to show how much you appreciate them every day of the year, this Valentines Day.

Each heart is sent with a card with your chosen word and personalised message:

💚Thank you💚Friendship💚Support💚Kindness
Please email karen@actionkidneycancer.org with the number of hearts you would like, your chosen words, message and the addresses you would like them posted to.

The suggested minimum donation is £5.00 this includes the P&P.
Thank you for your support.

💚To donate please follow the link below:
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Our community map is a great way to identify other patients or carers who live nearby and reach out to them for support, friendship and companionship.

You can contact other people anonymously in the first instance before building a relationship. Simply click on the green button at the bottom of the page to add your flag to the map.

You can also make contact with other people by clicking on their flag and sending a message that we will pass on to the individual.

The map also identifies the main kidney cancer hospitals in the UK, as well as Maggie’s Centres and the Action Kidney Cancer team.

To find out more please follow the link below:

https://actionkidneycancer.org/help-support/community-map-3/

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