In 2015, Ralph and his wife Brenda raised over $300,000 to fund the RADVAX clinical trial for 25 advanced kidney cancer patients. Enrollment began in the spring of 2017 at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. The principal investigator is Hans Hammers, Md, Phd.
In 2016, Ralph and his wife Brenda started the Kidney Cancer Coalition, which they later merged with KCAN and Bryan Lewis to form KidneyCAN. Since its inception, KidneyCAN has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund kidney cancer research.
The Knapps continue to support KidneyCAN as cofounders. Brenda, a CPA with 25 years of experience advising nonprofits, now serves as the Treasurer. Ralph shares his story to raise awareness and funding for clinical trials. The Knapps uphold the KidneyCAN motto in all they do for the kidney cancer community: “Together, we will find the cure.”
KidneyCAN thanks Ralph and Brenda Knapp for their generous contribution in support of #KCRS20 as a Community Partner.