Our research aims to improve the lives of people living with kidney disease.
We have created a robust national research program based around three themes that matter most to patients:
- Identifying kidney disease earlier
- Developing better treatments
- Delivering innovative patient-centred care
Our 18 research projects are generating new knowledge and tools that will impact kidney health care for years to come. Can-SOLVE CKD research is already improving living donor kidney transplantation, supporting CKD self-management, and enhancing patient-reported outcome measures in jurisdictions across Canada.
Patients have been central to these accomplishments. In partnership with our Patient Governance Circle, we have created a system by which research is conceived and implemented collaboratively. By working together, our research projects will close the gaps in knowledge and care to deliver better kidney health.
Improving care for kids with kidney disease
The PRO-Kid project is developing a new tool to better assess symptoms in children living with chronic kidney disease.
Breaking down barriers to living kidney donation
The Transplant Ambassador Program is sharing key information about kidney transplantation in renal units across Ontario.
New tool offers self-management support
Can-SOLVE CKD researchers have launched a new website to help patients self-manage dietary needs, mental health, medications, and more.
Finding the right medicine for better kidney health
A Can-SOLVE CKD research project has developed a new tool to help care teams identify unnecessary medications being taken by hemodialysis patients.
Treating kidney disease with precision
Using a “molecular microscope," Can-SOLVE CKD researchers are finding ways to predict which patients are at higher risk of disease progression.
Identifying kidney disease earlier
Developing better treatments
Delivering innovative patient-centred care
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