Deb Maskens was diagnosed at the age of 14 with papillary renal cell carcinoma. Now with adult children of her own, she has been living most of her life on one clinical trial or another, working to control the growth of tumors and to maintain her quality of life. She helped to form Kidney Cancer Canada, and the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), sharing her experience and knowledge with other kidney cancer patients around the world.
In September 2015 she attended the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) meeting in Vienna and filed this report, which Joyce and Robin will be discussing with her.
In addition, she is part of a team at the International Kidney Cancer Coalition which has recently opened an informational website on Immuno-Oncology. Hopes are high for this new angle on controlling cancer, but how much of the hype is yet real?
Listen to the conversation, and check out http://www.10forIO.info