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  • Moving Towards Improved Patient-Centered Research:  Perspective from a John Quale Travel Fellow

    As an early investigator trying to have an impact in bladder cancer, I received a John Quale Travel Fellowship to attend the 2011 BCAN Think Tank Meeting. This award has honestly had a profound impact on my personal understanding of bladder cancer and also provided me with the opportunity to advance my career. For me, this impact has been best personified by two concepts: 1. Ask important questions and 2. Work with smart and motivated people.

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  • Guest Blog: “Wait, you guys do surgery here? I thought you only did research!”

    This is a common reaction I get from patients during consultations for urothelial cancer management and treatment. Many patients are aware that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest biomedical research institution in the world. However, most of these patients are unaware of the nation’s largest research hospital located within the NIH’s Clinical Center in Building 10 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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  • Good Listeners Needed for the BCAN Connection Volunteer Program

    Are you a good listener? Are you patient and compassionate? Do you have a phone? The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) needs you for the BCAN Connection Program! BCAN Connection is looking for volunteers to answer calls to the BCAN Connection Line, an information and referral service for newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients, caregivers and survivors.

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  • 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.
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