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12th Annual Kidney Cancer Survivor & Patient Conference Features Physicians and Government Officials

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA), a global voluntary health organization, today announced the agenda for its Survivor & Patient Conference to held in Chicago, July 23 & 24. Invited speakers include:

Patricia Delaney, Food & Drug Administration

Laura Schmidt, M.D., National Cancer Institute

Nicholas Vogelzang, M.D., Nevada Cancer Institute

Mihir Desai, M.D., Cleveland Clinic

Walter Stadler, M.D., University of Illinois Medical Center

Janice Dutcher, M.D., Our Lady of Mercy Cancer Center

Ronald Bukowski, M.D., KCA Medical Board Chair, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Kim Margolin, M.D., City of Hope

Co-chairs for the KCA's 12th annual conference are Robert Flanigan, M.D., Joseph Clark, M.D., and Steven Campbell, M.D., all of Loyola University Medical Center.

Those interested in attending the conference may visit the KCA website, http://www.CureKidneyCancer.org. The meeting will be held at the O'Hare Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

There are approximately 200,000 adults living with renal cancer in the United States and more than 180,000 cases are diagnosed globally each year. The disease claims the lives of 12,000 Americans each year.

The KCA was founded in 1990 by the late Eugene P. Schonfeld, Ph.D., with the help of a small group of patients and their physician. It has grown to serve 60-thousand constituents in the United States and more than 90 other countries, and is the leading advocate for increased funding for research in renal cancer.

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