Kidney cancer patients ask for a chance at life



    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Kidney cancer patients from across Ontario are
asking for the chance at life. They will be joined by leading medical experts
and Kidney Cancer Canada, a patient support group, at Queen's Park for a news
conference to ask the Honourable George Smitherman and the Ontario government
to cover breakthrough new treatments, making Ontario a leader in the fight
against kidney cancer.

    
    WHAT:  KIDNEY CANCER PATIENTS ASK FOR A CHANCE AT LIFE
           Kidney Cancer Canada asks the government of Ontario to give kidney
           cancer patients a chance for life, and cover breakthrough
           treatments NEXAVAR and SUTENT.

    WHEN:  June 7, 2007
           11:00 a.m. - News conference
           11:20 a.m. - Q&A and on-site interviews
           (*)Regional interviews may also be available

    WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio
           1st Floor of the Main Legislative Building
           Queen's Park
           Toronto, ON

    ON-SITE MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

           Interviews can be arranged with:
           -   Deborah Maskens, co-founder of Kidney Cancer Canada & cancer
               patient
           -   Tony Clark, co-founder of Kidney Cancer Canada & cancer
               patient
           -   Dr. Jennifer Knox, kidney cancer specialist
           -   Dr. Michael Jewett, Professor of Surgery (Urology), University
               of Toronto
           B-roll will be made available
    

    ABOUT KIDNEY CANCER CANADA

    Kidney Cancer Canada is a newly-formed organization dedicated to
supporting patients and families living with kidney cancer across Canada. Our
Mission as the first Canadian-based kidney cancer support group is to increase
awareness of kidney cancer and provide timely information to patients and
caregivers facing the diagnosis or treatment of kidney cancer. Given recent
government decisions that severely impact patient access to important drug
treatments, Kidney Cancer Canada has become involved in advocacy and activism
to ensure equal access to life-saving new drug therapies.
    For more information about Kidney Cancer Canada, visit
www.kidneycancercanada.org.





For further information:

For further information: Tony Clark, Chair, Kidney Cancer Canada, (647)
262-0032, tonyclark@kidneycancercanada.org


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