World Kidney Cancer Day

Save the Date: World Kidney Cancer Day 2022

Save the date for the 6th World Kidney Cancer Day on 16 June 2022.

Join patients, families, friends, carers, healthcare professionals, researchers and local kidney cancer organisations from around the world coming together to raise awareness of clinical trials and access to treatment. Start conversations about how clinical trials can improve access to new treatments for kidney cancer. To improve the lives of kidney cancer patients worldwide ‘We need to talk’.

For more information about World Kidney Cancer Day 2022, please email us.

We need to talk about treatment options

Depending on your cancer type, its stage and your quality of life priorities, a range of treatment options may be available to you. Studies show the best outcomes are when patients and doctors make treatment decisions together. But currently not enough conversations are happening.

That’s why the theme for this year’s World Kidney Cancer Day is ‘We need to talk about treatment options’.

Please watch the video opposite for more information or visit our kidney cancer treatments page on our website. On this page, you will find a very useful table listing all the medicines available for advanced kidney cancer in the United Kingdom. You can download this table and take it with you to your next hospital appointment to help with discussions about treatment options with your doctor: Access to kidney cancer medicines in the UK – February 2022

Six questions every patient should ask their doctor

Studies show that doctors and patients making treatment decisions together leads to better outcomes and fewer side effects. This document contains the six questions every kidney cancer patient should feel able to ask their doctor.

To help you take an active role in your treatment decisions, you can download and print out these questions and take them with you to your next hospital appointment: Six questions for your doctor

‘Talking treatments’ webinar

Register for our landmark ‘Talking Treatments’ webinar on World Kidney Cancer Day, 16 June. During the webinar, clinicians, patients and carers will discuss how to talk about treatment options and will answer your questions. The webinar will be available on our website after 16 June if you are not able to attend on the day.

Register here to join the webinar on 16 June

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies that are key to learning more about kidney cancer and can also give patients access to innovative new treatments. The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) global patient survey shows that 89% of kidney cancer patients would consider being part of a clinical trial if they were asked. But fewer than half are ever asked. Of those patients who do take part in clinical trials, the vast majority report having a positive experience.

If you are interested in clinical trials, visit our kidney cancer clinical trials database here and talk to your doctor about whether there are any trials suitable for you. There is also more information about clinical trials on our website.

Also visit our clinical trials experiences page for real stories about taking part in clinical trials. If you have a story to share, we would love to hear from you.

More information

The more informed you are about your treatment options, the better conversations you can have with your clinical team. Please visit the following pages on our website for more information:

Newly diagnosed

Kidney cancer treatments

Essential guides to kidney cancer

About clinical trials and kidney cancer clinical trials database

Shared decision-making

Help sheets

Kidney cancer news

Useful resources

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