Dear Colleague:

Welcome to Miami and the Fifteenth Internatonal Kidney Cancer Symposium!

We are delighted to have you with us and hope that you will find the Symposium productive and educational. This special event would not have been possible without the many hours of hard work by the Scientificfic Program Committee –Jose A. Karam, M.D., FACS – Co-Chair, Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D – Co-Chair, Jamie Cajigas, M.D., Toni K. Choueiri, M.D., André P. Fay, M.D., Ph.D., Saby George, M.D.,FACP, Nancy P. Moldawer, R.N., MSN, Brian I. Rini, M.D., Brian M. Shuch, M.D., Nizar M. Tannir, M.D., FACP. They have put together a comprehensive program that is  informative and will provide a basis for your continued work in kidney cancer.

Since 1990, the Kidney Cancer Association has dedicated itself to the eradication of kidney cancer and to improving care, stimulation research, and increasing survival of kidney cancer patents worldwide. We are the only organization of its kind to serve kidney cancer patents, their families, and physicians around the world. As we work to globalize our organization, we hope to continue our collaboration with you so that we may be of further assistance to you and your patents.

Please note that as part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, this year’s presentations and abstracts will be online. Information on how to access these materials can be found in your book. Your comments are  welcome.

Thank you again for joining us for the 15th International Kidney Cancer Symposium. If there is anything we can do to help you during the next two days, please do not hesitate to call on  us.

Christopher G. Wood, M.D.,
Chair, Board of Directors
Kidney Cancer Association

Carolyn Konosky
Kidney Cancer Association