According to the Globocan Statistics 2012, 337,860 cases of kidney cancer were diagnosed internationally and 143,369 people died from this disease.
There are several types of kidney cancer, including renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type. For additional information about kidney cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
ACKC is a grassroots organization established in 2003 by kidney cancer patients and their families/caregivers who are working to raise awareness of kidney cancer and to ensure that it receives the public and private funding required to identify and develop effective treatment modalities and to find a cure for this disease. ACKC works with government officials, research institutions, and other interested organizations and individuals to increase the level of funding for kidney cancer research.The goals of ACKC are to:
- Educate government officials, kidney cancer patients and caregivers, and the general public about kidney cancer.
- Advocate for the increase in government and private sector funding for research to find the causes, diagnostic and treatment options, and ultimately a cure for kidney cancer.
- Expand our national network of grassroots supporters to join with us in our advocacy efforts.
- Provide funding for kidney cancer research projects.
- Support the work of physicians, scientists, and other researchers working in the kidney cancer field.
- Cooperate with other organizations in order to achieve mutual goals.
Action To Cure Kidney Cancer
150 West 75th St. Suite 4
New York, NY 10023
The objective of IKCC, an independent network of patient support and advocacy organizations, is to improve the quality of life of patients living with kidney cancer and their families. The IKCC collaborates with independent KC patient organizations on a global level to make effective changes for kidney cancer patients worldwide.
If you have any questions or require further information regarding IKCC, please contact Julia Black (Project Manager):
Tel: 44 (0) 1948 66 55 49
Mob: 44 (0) 7973 777 202
The Kidney Cancer Association is a network of patients, family members, physicians, researchers and other health professionals around the world. The organization funds, promotes, and collaborates with partners on research projects. They educate families and physicians to advocate on behalf of kidney cancer patients. Their web page has resources that can help patients learn about their condition, clinical trials and other treatment options.
P.O. Box 803338 #38269
Chicago, IL 60680-3338
London: +44 20 3432 6491
Unit 5114 P.O. Box 6945
London W1A 6US
Los Angeles: 213-867-0607
P.O. Box 515381 #38269
Los Angeles, CA 90051-6681
New York City: 646-657-2666
P.O. Box 4668 #38269
New York, NY 10163-4668
Washington, DC: 202-280-2371
P.O. Box 96503 #38269
Washington, DC 20090-6503
207-1425 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
Canada V7T 1B9
The Kidney Cancer Support Network offers support for patients in the United Kingdom. The site has a patient forum where people can ask questions, interact with each other and share their experiences with kidney cancer. In addition to the forum, there is a map where patients and caregivers can find people near them. The site also gives advice on drug funding for patients across the UK so that kidney cancer patients can make informed choices about their treatments.
c/o The Bungalow
Cornwall TR4 8AE
Kidney Cancer UK produces the Kidney Cancer Fact Pack, publishes magazines and newsletters, holds annual conferences, and provides discussion forums and up-to-date information for kidney cancer patients, their caregivers, medical professionals and scientific researchers.
Kidney Cancer UK
The Old Coach House
Kidney Health Australia, formerly known as the Australian Kidney Foundation, was officially registered and opened its first office in Canberra on 9 August 1968. We are a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes which lead to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.
National & Victorian Office
125 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
Post: GPO Box 9993, Melbourne VIC 3001
Tel.: +61 03 9674 4300
Fax: +61 03 9686 7289
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: (800) 622-9010
Fax: (212) 689-9261