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September 20

Raising awareness about kidney cancer: the crucial role of the ARTuR association

The Caen Normandie University Hospital, with its expertise in urology, is making a determined commitment to the fight against kidney cancer, an insidious disease affecting around 15,000 new patients each year in France.

The CHU's specialized medical team guarantees quality care, from early detection to personalized treatments. This initiative joins the collaboration with the ARTuR association , playing an essential role in kidney tumor research. Together, they work to raise awareness, support research, and improve the lives of patients affected by this disease.

Treatment of kidney cancer at Caen Normandy University Hospital

Kidney cancer is a serious disease that affects an increasing number of people around the world. In France, it is estimated that each year, around 15,000 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed. This disease can be difficult to detect in the early stages because it often has few noticeable symptoms. However, some warning signs include blood in the urine, back or side pain, unexplained weight loss, and persistent fatigue.

The specialized care of patients with kidney cancer is a priority within the urology team at Caen Normandy University Hospital . With its medical expertise and dedication to patients, this team offers quality care, ranging from diagnosis to the implementation of personalized treatments. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach, including collaboration with associations such as ARTuR (Association for Research on Kidney Tumors), the Caen Normandie University Hospital strives to improve the care of patients suffering from this disease and to promote research for better results and a better quality of life. The urology team at Caen Normandie University Hospital is also a driving member of the UROCCR network (clinico-biological database on kidney cancer) and thus offers innovative care (3D reconstruction, digital coordination, etc.)

Created in 2005, the ARTuR association has evolved to become a key player in research on kidney tumors and the clinical management of this pathology. She recently joined the UROCCR scientific committee as a member of the scientific committee. ARTuR is also part of the group of reviewers of national recommendations on this disease, attesting to its invaluable expertise in this field.


An information stand in the urology department

On September 20, the ARTuR association will hold an information stand for patients during a follow-up day for patients affected by or treated for kidney cancer at the Caen University Hospital. This opportunity will allow patients and their loved ones to benefit from advice and valuable information directly from the association.

This collaboration between Caen University Hospital and ARTuR demonstrates the importance of community engagement in the fight against kidney cancer. Together, we can raise awareness, support research and improve the lives of those affected by this disease.


Open to everyone

Urology department

Level 8

September 20
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Communication department of Caen Normandy University Hospital
CHU Caen Normandy

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