Mick Collins and Sharon Kell recently visited Eisai, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies pioneering new treatments to fight kidney cancer. During their visit they took part in a staff Lunch and Learn meeting. Sharon gave an introduction to the work of the Kidney Cancer Support Network and the support services that we offer to kidney cancer patients and their families. Mick was able to share his kidney cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment, to help employees better understand a patients’ perspectives on the disease and its treatment. Read Michael’s story here.

KCSN partners with the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes, hospitals and clinics to improve understanding of the kidney cancer patient journey and to highlight the various issues faced by patients during their care and treatment. Our goal is that this collaborative approach between patients and professionals will eventually lead to a more patient-centred approach to the care and treatment pathway for kidney cancer, so that patients become more involved in shared decisions about their treatment options. Please contact Rose or Julia for support, information or a friendly person to chat to on our confidential helpline 01209 890326, or join our closed FaceBook group to meet and chat with over 750 other kidney cancer patients and carers.

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