Unmet Needs of Bladder Cancer Survivors

August 20, 2014
by Monica Smith

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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Cancer Survivorship Survey

August 15, 2014
by Vanessa Hoffman

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

August 14, 2014
by Monica Smith

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 Research Funding Reaches $1 Million

July 9, 2014
by Monica Smith

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

May 29, 2014
by Monica Smith

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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May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month!

May 1, 2014
by Monica Smith

“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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A New Tool for Bladder Cancer Patients – Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials Dashboard

April 9, 2014
by Monica Smith

We are pleased to launch the Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials Dashboard, a new tool for bladder cancer patients. The new tool will provide direct patient access to bladder cancer clinical trials. The database utilizes a robust search function by location and trial type. Patients can access the dashboard directly at http://www.bcan.org/clinical_trials.

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Take Action

April 4, 2014
by Monica Smith

We need your help to pass the resolution recognizing May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. By passing the resolution, we hope to increase public awareness about the disease and empower those living with bladder cancer. We hope that you will join us in support of this initiative. To contact your Representative by email, visit http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.

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A Big Step for Bladder Cancer Awareness

April 3, 2014
by Monica Smith

Today, April 3rd, Rep. Cartwright of PA and Rep. Rogers of MI will introduce this important house resolution to recognize May as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. We are grateful for their leadership and dedication of this issue. We’d also like to thank the resolution’s co-sponsors including Rep. McGovern of MA and Rep. Cohen of TN. Many organizations including the American Cancer Society Action Network, the Urology Care Foundation, and the Society for Women’s Health Research, are supporting this effort as well.

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