International Alport Syndrome Meeting Report Published

KFOC, Pedersen Family and Partners award two new 2014 Alport Syndrome Research Grants

Dr. Adeera Levin Awarded Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 2014 Medal for Research Excellence

First Nations Adults with Diabetes Have More than Double the Risk of End-Stage Kidney Disease

Dr. Marcello Tonelli Awarded 2013 Medal for Research Excellence for Changing Nephrology Practice in Canada and Beyond

Paying Living Kidney Donors May Be Cost-Effective and Help Prolong Lives

The Kidney Foundation congratulates Dr. Andreas Laupacis on being awarded the inaugural CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research

New Research to Discover a Cure for Rare Kidney Disease

CSN Announces Editor in Chief of New Journal

Dr. Adeera Levin appointed President of the International Society of Nephrology

Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk of Kidney Stones

Launch of new Canadian National Transplant Research Program

Alberta Researchers Receive Top Achievement in Health Research Award

Kidney Foundation of Canada Helps Fund World’s First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Fabry Disease

First-of-Its-Kind Canadian Project to Chart the Future of Dialysis Research

Lead Investigator on Landmark Walkerton Health Study Awarded 2012 Medal for Research Excellence

New Drug Shows Hope for ADPKD Treatment

New Findings Debunk Long-Held Theory that Kidney Disease is Part of the Normal Aging Process

The Kidney Foundation of Canada partners with Kidney Cancer Canada and Government to support national research network

Mon, 08 Oct 2012

The Kidney Foundation of Canada partners with Kidney Cancer Canada and Government to support national research network

October 9, 2012 – A new national network dedicated to improving the care and management of kidney cancer patients in Canada has been launched today. This network has received funding through a partnership between The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Kidney Cancer Canada.

“We enthusiastically support the network,” said Paul Shay, National Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Canada. “It is a logical continuation of Horizons 2015, a process in which The Kidney Foundation and other key stakeholders identified network building as crucial to bringing laboratory findings forward to the point of positively impacting patient care.”

From left to right: Mr. Paul Shay, Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Dr. Michael Jewett, Dr. Colin Carrie,
Ms. Deb Maskens, Ms. Catherine Madden. 

The network, led by Dr. Michael Jewett at the University Health Network in Toronto, will bring together kidney cancer survivors, expert health care providers and researchers from across Canada.  The goal is to improve the care and treatment provided to kidney cancer patients through national collaboration on research strategies, clinical trials, and the use of resources. While the network aims to improve care for kidney cancer patients in Canada, it has the potential to serve as a model for other types of cancers and strengthen the health care system overall by working together in research.

Read the press release from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Download the CIHR fact sheet: “Kidney Cancer Research Network”

For more information please contact:

Wim Wolfs
National Director of Research
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Tel.: 514-531-2212
wim.wolfs@kidney.ca