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Kidney Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nowadays, we all seem to be touched by cancer; whether we experience it personally or have a loved one living with the disease. Kidney cancer may not be a common type of cancer or even a widely known type of kidney disease, but it still affects many Canadians.

Like other types of kidney disease, kidney cancer symptoms are usually silent, making it hard to detect the disease initially. This webinar will provide crucial information on how to support those with kidney cancer and ways to prevent this disease in the future. Speakers with lived experience will discuss their journey and struggles, while experts will share information about new ways to identify and treat kidney cancer.



Dr. Simon Tanguay

Dr Tanguay is currently Professor and Chair of the Division of Urology at McGill University and holds the M. Elhilali and D. Azrieli Chair in urologic sciences. He completed his residency training at McGill University and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Tanguay is the Chair of the medical advisory board of Kidney Cancer Canada.   

Dr. Yasser Riazalhosseini

Dr. Yasser Riazalhosseini undertook his doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ). In 2012, Dr. Riazalhosseini joined the Department of Human Genetics at McGill, and was appointed Group Head of the Cancer Genomics program at the McGill Genome Centre.   

Jackie Plett

Jackie’s story began when she was ten months old and diagnosed with a bilateral Wilms tumor, a form of kidney cancer in children. The tumor and part of her kidneys were removed in surgery as a baby, followed by chemotherapy. Jackie survived with just 2/3 of a kidney until she was diagnosed with kidney failure as an adult. Now, she relies on dialysis treatments to keep her alive.   

The Kidney Foundation, would like to thank our sponsors for making the 2022 Kidney Foundation Webinar Series possible.