Kidney Cancer Program Videos
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UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program, one of two programs recognized by the National Cancer Institute for research excellence, strives to find a cure.
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Volunteers and Patient Advocates at the UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program have made it their personal mission to raise private funds for kidney cancer research.
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This year's annual event had over 200 guests and faculty in attendance. Guest speakers included the Director of Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Carlos Arteaga and one of UTSW's Nobel Laureates, Dr. Bruce Beutler.
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How fundamental research and clinical trials at UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program are transforming patient lives.
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UT Southwestern radiologists and Kidney Cancer Program members develop new MRI that finds previously undetected bone metastases in cancer patients. See Joe Bird tell his story.
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After being given a grim diagnosis of stage IV metastatic kidney cancer in early 2017, Robert Tokarczyk came to the UTSW Kidney Cancer Program where he found hope. Investigators at UTSW are continuing to develop clinical trials to help patients like Robert fight this disease.
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After being given the diagnosis of stage IV kidney cancer in early 2013, Kevin Patterson was told he had a 10 percent chance of making it to a year. Now, five years later, Kevin is in remission.
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Using an algorithm and a state-of-the-art MRI technology, investigators at UT Southwestern have a four in five chance of identifying clear cell histology and accurately diagnosing small stage 1 kidney tumors.
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After being diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer at the beginning of 2018, Darren Nolan went on a global search to find the best options.
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CrossFitter Valerie Smith discusses her experience in a clinical trial combining immunotherapy (interleukin-2) and radiation to combat stage IV kidney cancer.
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After living with stage IV ccRCC for the past three years, Larry Carlson shares his journey on a new immunotherapy clinical trial.
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Drawing more than 100 golfers, patients, advocates, and friends, the first annual Kidney Cancer Coalition (KCC) Tee Off Fore Kidney Cancer golf tournament took place at the Cowboys Golf Club on November 17, 2017. The event raised over $27,000 to support the UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program.
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After receiving two doses of an immunotherapy agent and stereotactic radiation, 73-year-old Harold Wellbaum saw remarkable improvements in his cancer and his strength. The concept is now being explored in a clinical trial at UT Southwestern.
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Researchers unlock mystery of aggressive kidney cancer.
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53-year-old Michael Stekoll describes his struggles with cancer while raising his two young daughters.
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How skilled surgery, expert radiation, and a great team kept Stoney Burks from losing his ability to walk.
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Boosting the immune system’s attack on kidney cancer with radiotherapy.
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Urological surgeons at UTSW Kidney Cancer Program, one of only two programs recognized by the NCI with a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award, discuss advanced surgery options for kidney cancer.
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UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program pioneers new stereotactic radiation approaches for kidney cancer metastases and tumor thrombus.
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How doctors in the UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program are helping patients live safely without surgery.
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How a clinical trial and cutting-edge research helped Richard survive stage IV kidney cancer.
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Fighting stage IV kidney cancer together.
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An innovative clinical trial using radiation to enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy.
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Mel describes his diagnosis of lung cancer while being treated for kidney cancer. Lung cancer is often missed and may be found in as many as 6 percent of patients with kidney cancer.
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James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the Kidney Cancer Research Program with UT Southwestern's President’s Research Council.
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Dealing with kidney cancer takes a team of experts. According to educator Sam Swierc, being referred to UT Southwestern was "the best thing that ever happened in my life."
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UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center partners with The V Foundation in the kidney cancer research program.
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Tami Cooke's poem for her father.
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Jean shares her experience of learning that her kidney cancer can be treated.
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Patient Tony Towler talks about his experience undertaking drug treatment for kidney cancer to avoid surgery and dialysis.
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Roy's story of how he accidentally found out he had kidney cancer, and how he is cancer-free after partial nephrectomy.
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Mike's experience with radiofrequency ablation for recurrent kidney cancer.
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Patient advocate Tony Towler and Merlinda discuss an encounter through their cancer journey and volunteer program.
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Kidney Cancer Program Annual Event on August 1, 2015.
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Kidney Cancer Program inaugural event
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings introduces a comprehensive program for kidney cancer patients at UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center. – December 8, 2013.
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