Hollywood's Denise Richards lost her mother to kidney cancer in 2007. Today, as a director of the Kidney Cancer Association, she's helping to raise awareness of the disease and the need for a cure. Denise invites you to explore the hours of educational videos on this page. There is information here that could help to save your life or the life of someone you love.

2017 Kidney Cancer Association Patient & Survivor Conference

The Friday Center Chapel Hill, NC Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Welcome and Introduction to the Kidney Cancer Association

Tracy Rose, M.D., MPH

Genetics of RCC: Is my family at risk?

Mary Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C

Advances in the Surgical Treatment of RCC

Steve Riggs, M.D., FACS

Adjuvant treatment of RCC

Dan George, M.D.

Sequencing therapies for metastatic RCC

Rhonda Bitting, M.D.

Use of Immunotherapy in RCC

Asim Amin, M.D., PhD.

Recent clinical trial advances in RCC

Matt Milowsky, M.D.

Integrating early palliative care in RCC management

Jean Sellers, RN, MSN

Managing the side effects of RCC treatment

Sarah Yenser Wood, NP, RN, MSN, ANP, AOCNP

Panel for Questions and Conclusions


2017 Kidney Cancer Patient, Survivor & Caregiver Conference

Stanford Cancer Care Center Stanford, CA Saturday October 14, 2017

Kidney Cancer Association Introduction

Sandy Srinivas, M.D.

Surgical Management

Benjamin Inbeh Chung, M.D.

Renal function after Surgery

John Leppert, M.D., M.S.

Overview of RCC treatment

Brian Dietrich, MD


Sumit Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

How do we know your Treatment is Working?

Alice C. Fan, M.D.

Genomics of Kidney Cancer

Alexey Aleshin, M.D., MBA

Interns in Research

Thomas Metzner

Adjuvant Therapy

Sandy Srinivas, M.D.


Jordan Chavez, LCSW

2017 Kidney Cancer Association Patient & Survivor Conference

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Welcome and Introduction

Carrie Konosky, MBA, CEO,

Surveillance for localized kidney cancer

John L. Gore, M.D., MS, FACS

New Developments in Adjuvant Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Scott S. Tykodi, M.D., Ph.D.

Cancer and the Human Microbiome

David Fredricks, M.D.

Advances in Radiation Therapy for Kidney Cancer

Jing Zeng, M.D.

Histotripsy: A novel ultrasound based treatment for kidney cancer

George R. Schade, M.D.

Assessing kidney function—how much do you really need and how to preserve what you have

Kimberly Muczynski, M.D., Ph.D.

KCA Panel

Julie Chmura, Patient – Art Chmura, Caregiver

Closing Remarks

Scott S. Tykodi, M.D., Ph.D

2017 National Patient, Survivor, and Caregiver Conference

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Saturday April 15, 2017

Evaluation and Management of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

Surena F. Matin, MD, FACS

Management of Locally Advanced RCC (LND, IVC, Thrombus, Adjuvant, Neoadjuvant Therapy)

Jose A. Karam, MD, FACS

The Role of Surgical Resection in Management of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Christopher G. Wood, M.D., FACS

Current and Emerging Salvage Therapies for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Eric Jonasch

Current and Emerging Salvage Therapies for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nazir M. Tannir, MD, FACP

Immunotherapy Now and Future for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Jianjun Gao, MD, PhD

Panel Discussion

Christopher G. Wood, M.D., FACS

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