Remembering Dad – A Daughter’s Tribute

About 75,000 people live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That’s about the same number of folks that will be stricken with bladder cancer this year. 56,000 men will get this disease and more than 11,000 of them will die. My Dad did, after a valiant three-year battle.

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Unmet Needs of Bladder Cancer Survivors

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is launching the “Study on Unmet Needs of Bladder Cancer Survivors.”  The researchers at Mount Sinai are looking for input and feedback from bladder cancer survivors regarding their experience.  It is their hope that the study will identify barriers and challenges to better address the needs of those living with bladder cancer.  This is an opportunity for bladder cancer survivors to have their voice heard by participating in this important research study. This study is strictly confidential and is coordinated through Mount Sinai.  Those who wish to participate or have questions can use…

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BCAN Inspire Web Community: “Together, We Are Better.”

One year after my radical cystectomy, in November 2007, the BCAN Inspire web community was launched. Bladder cancer survivors, partners, caregivers, family, and friends finally had a place to get answers to the questions that I had asked; to ask other questions like them, no matter how personal; to share good news and bad; to offer tips and tricks that make life as a bladder cancer survivor easier and more complete; and to give and get comfort during difficult times.

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Cancer Survivorship Survey

The purpose of this research study/ cancer survivorship survey is to understand what types of social media cancer survivors and their caregivers use.

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Advancing Science through the Think Tank

BCAN hosted the 9th Annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank last week in San Diego. More than 160 doctors, researchers, industry representatives, and patient advocates attended the meeting with one common goal – to improve the quality of care and treatments for those living with bladder cancer.

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BCAN SAB Member Receives $480K NSF Nanotech Grant

Dr. Yair Lotan, a member of BCAN’s Scientific Advisory Board, received a $480,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a multi-institutional research team to develop a device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect very small amounts of bladder cancer cells.

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