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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Onconephrology: Primer for the Nephrologist

November 04, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Room 201, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

The onconephrologist encounters many forms of kidney diseases resulting from cancer or its therapy. Developing expertise in onconephrology is critical to provide competent and compassionate care to patients with cancer. Examples include understanding drug-induced AKI and pseudo-AKI, as well as the cardiotoxicity and hypertension complicating cancer and its therapy. Kidney transplant patients with cancer represent a difficult challenge that requires provider expertise. Finally, patients with advanced cancer and kidney diseases require compassionate care from onconephrologists with palliative care experience. This session covers these important topics in kidney care.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Specify cancer drugs that cause true and pseudo-AKI
  • Describe the cardiac toxicity and hypertension induced by cancer and anticancer drugs
  • Outline the management of kidney transplant patients with cancer
  • Develop a plan to provide palliative care to patients with cancer and kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Onconephrology