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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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  • BCAN Partners with Vanderbilt to Host “Living with Bladder Cancer” Event

    Recently, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center partnered with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) to host, “Living with Bladder Cancer.” This half-day educational event was an opportunity for patients, caregivers and family members to hear from medical experts as well as to network with others impacted by bladder cancer.

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  • We want you! To tell us what to research

    This year we’re launching a new project called, “Engaging Patients in Bladder Cancer Research Prioritization” to make sure the patient voice is heard in determining important bladder cancer research topics. Our goal is to engage bladder cancer patients in the research process in a meaningful way. We are aiming to recruit patients and caregivers to join the Patient Survey Network (PSN).

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  • BCAN Marks 10 Years

    I am always happy to welcome in the new year, and 2015 is of special significance as it marks BCAN’s 10th anniversary. BCAN got started 10 years ago because my late husband John and I had a simple idea: something needed to be done to raise awareness about bladder cancer and improve the lives of the thousands of people impacted by the disease.

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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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