Kidney Cancer Research Summit


Kidney Cancer Research Summit


KidneyCAN is proud to host the 2nd annual #KCRS20, a meeting for global stakeholders in kidney cancer research. 

#KCRS20 is a meeting of clinicians, researchers, research advocates, scientists, medical oncologists, industry and others to discuss the future efforts for collaboration in the field of kidney cancer research. Our goal is to further build on the success of #KCRS19 (held September 12-13, 2019). See JNCI paper for #KCRS19

This year, KidneyCAN will host a virtual meeting with thought leaders in clinical development, critical preclinical research, translational research, and industry representatives to discuss new research, unmet needs, and available resources with the shared goal of accelerating progress.

Our mission is to abolish Kidney Cancer as a threat to the life and health of patients by supporting patient & legislative advocacy and research by offering direct financial support for clinical and laboratory researchers with promising ideas.

#KCRS20 Steering Committee

KidneyCAN is organizing the meeting, and the scientific direction, advice and support for meeting planning are being provided by the following physicians:
TONI Choueiri

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology

Hans Hammers

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Steering Committee
Laurence Albiges

Institut Gustave-Roussy
Urology Committee Chairman

michael b. atkins

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Oncology & Medicine

Gennady Bratslavsky

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Professor and Chair, Department of Urology

david braun

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Fellow in Medical Oncology


Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Prostate & Kidney Cancer Program, and Associate Professor

Ari hakimi

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Attending, Department of Surgery

Michael Jewett
Eric Jonasch

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology

Bryan Lewis


David McDermott

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Chief, Division of Medical Oncology

Sumanta Pal

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Susan Poteat

Medical Science Liaison

Thomas Powles

Barts Cancer Institute
Professor of Genitourinary Oncology

Kimryn Rathmell

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director, Division of Hematology & Oncology

Sabina Signoretti

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology

Nizar Tannir

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology

Robert G. Uzzo

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University
Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology

The organization of this scientific research summit is a collaboration between KidneyCAN and our supporting physicians. Our ongoing concept is to work with research physicians to identify key critical research areas for presentation and discussion. 

Research funded by the new DoD (Department of Defense) CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, and in particular grants awarded pursuant to the KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program) will be shared.

New directions for research and critical unmet research needs will be the focus of the summit.

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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to funding and finding a cure for kidney cancer.

Contact Us

KidneyCAN, 8327 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118