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6 Ways to Show Caregivers You Care

Who comes to mind when you think of a caregiver? Perhaps you imagine a nurse or doctor, treating an elderly patient at an assisted living facility, or maybe you think of a family member dedicating countless hours to helping their child with special needs. Caregiving is a broad term that encompasses both paid professionals (such…

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How to Practice Self-Care When Caring for a Loved One

by Janet Campbell At the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation, we understand that taking care of a loved one is a big responsibility, and it comes with so much to think about that stress and anxiety are an inevitable part of the job. If you’re a senior, it’s crucial to make sure you’re taking care…

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2020 Year in Review

The year 2020 was very challenging year for everyone and every organization. The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation accepted the challenges presented by world events and achieved more than in any previous year of service to the Kidney Cancer Community. The JNKCF developed, promoted, and presented 16 Kidney Cancer education and support events. Far more…

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JNKCF Successfully Pivots to Virtual Meetings

Shortly after COVID-19 restrictions were enacted around the nation and the world, the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation began to consider virtual, interactive presentations via Zoom as an alternative way to serve the educational needs of the kidney cancer community. With development work completed, the Foundation promoted and conducted its first “Kidney Cancer Conversation” Zoom…

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JNKCF Team Tours Mayo Clinic in Florida’s Jacksonville Oncology Center

Members of the JNKCF team recently had an opportunity to tour the new Mayo Clinic in Florida Jacksonville Oncology Center. The new center will be the home of the country’s first carbon ion therapy center to treat cancer. The carbon ion center will be built in collaboration with Hitachi and is part of Mayo’s $233…

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Cancer Network: Blood Biomarker May Help Identify Those at Increased Risk for RCC

Concentrations of kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) in the blood may predict for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) up to 5 years prior to diagnosis, according to the results of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research. Additionally, those patients with high concentrations of KIM-1 had worse survival, the study showed. “Identifying a sensitive and specific tumor marker…

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