Bladder Cancer Research | Understanding Bench-to-Bedside
Research can lead to improved survival. It can find ways to help patients have a better quality of life. Ways to diagnose and treat bladder cancer today are a result of many years of slow and steady scientific discovery. Do you ever wonder how the research that happens in a laboratory makes its way to bladder cancer patients? The term “bench-to-bedside” describes how the results of research are used to develop new ways to treat patients. It is also known as translational medicine. It “translates” scientific findings into the tools your doctor can use. Once something shows promise in a…Read More...
Meet Stephanie Chisolm – Director of Education and Research
A cancer diagnosis is terrifying for anyone to hear. Helping people understand a disease that threatens their health, has always been an important part of my professional and personal mission.Read More...
Press Release – 2015 BCAN Research Awards Announced
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) announces a $500,000 investment in research for 2015 demonstrating the organization’s commitment to a bladder cancer cure.Read More...
- Bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
- Nearly 75,000 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2014.
- More than 15,000 people will die from the disease this year alone.
- Bladder cancer is three times more common in men than in women.
- One in 42 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer during their lifetime.