We seek to reduce the harm caused by kidney cancer by increasing knowledge and awareness, providing patient information and by supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease. We started out as the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer which was set up in 2006 by the broadcaster, James Whale, following his experience of dealing with the disease in 2000 resulting in him having a kidney removed. As the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity our focus is on reducing the harm caused by kidney cancer for today’s patients and their families and also by reducing its prevalence and impact for future generations. To achieve this, we work closely with patients, nurses and doctors to identify patients’ needs and help ensure they are being met by delivering various professional and educational programmes. We also deliver and support awareness programmes that are aimed at changing at-risk lifestyle factors and encouraging an earlier diagnosis, which makes a significant difference on survival rates.