One Million and Counting…

All of us in the BCAN community should be so proud to share in the recognition that with this week’s announcement of the grant of the 2014 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award to Dr. William Kim, BCAN has now invested ONE MILLION DOLLARS to directly fund bladder cancer research!

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Press Release – BCAN Funding Reaches $1 Million

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Contact:  Monica Smith (301) 215-9099, ext. 201   msmith@bcan.org Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Announces Research Innovation Award Winner  BCAN Funding Reaches $1 Million BETHESDA, MD – The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is pleased to recognize William Kim, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Urology, and Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with the 2014 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award to support his project “Immune Characterization of High-Grade Bladder Cancer.” The $300,000 two-year grant is generously supported by the James Family Foundation, in conjunction with Partner Fund Management.   The aim…

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Young Investigators Bring Hope to Bladder Cancer Patients

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is pleased to award three Young Investigator Awards to support bladder cancer research. The award winners, Sunny Guin, PhD, Ryoichi Saito, MD, PhD, and Dmitriy Zamarin, MD, PhD, will each receive a two-year grant totaling $100,000 to support their research efforts. The recipients were selected by BCAN’s Scientific Review Group from a field of 32 applicants from 27 institutions.

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The Purpose of My Life…

Read this blog post from bladder cancer survivor, Rick Bulifant.

The purpose of my life, or at least as I see it for now. I was spared to help save others. Remember, us guys are sometimes pretty stupid. We forget that early detection can save us. Well, I’m here to help change that. I tell my story to anyone who will listen and it’s amazing the stories that I hear in response.

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May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month!

“I never heard of bladder cancer until I was first diagnosed.” If the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network was given $1 each time that statement was uttered, we would have more than enough money to find the cure.

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