Dr. Neal Shore appointed to BCAN Board of Directors

November 28, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Neal D. Shore, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Shore is an internationally recognized expert and researcher in systemic therapies for advanced urologic cancers. The medical director of the Carolina Urologic Research Center, he practices with Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Dr. Shore brings extensive experience and expertise to the BCAN Board of Directors. He has conducted more than 250 clinical trials, focusing mainly on genitourinary oncology and has more than 125 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. He serves on several industry advisory boards; he is the…

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Scenes from the Summit!

November 9, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

The first annual BCAN Leadership Summit took place this October. More than 60 patient advocates from as far away as Washington State traveled to Rockville, Maryland, for the event. The Bladder Cancer Leadership Summit was designed to engage, educate and energize bladder cancer survivors and volunteers. Participants attended BC–A–N How-To Workshops.  Learning how to communicate to raise awareness in a digital world; advocate on behalf of the bladder cancer community; and navigate the current healthcare system to help bladder cancer patients receive the best care. Take a moment to check out the slide presentations (in blue) listed below each presenter:     Mark Story…

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Press Release: FDA Approves New Bladder Cancer Treatment

May 18, 2016
by Andrea Maddox-Smith

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an innovative, first-of-its-kind bladder cancer treatment, establishing a brand new class of therapy for the disease. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, produced this new treatment, TECENTRIQ™ (atezolizumab), which allows the body’s immune system to work more effectively to fight cancer.

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BCAN at ASCO GU

January 11, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

BCAN just returned from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2016 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium held January 7-9 in San Francisco.

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2015: A Moment of Reflection

December 22, 2015
by Diane Quale

As we reflect back on 2015–BCAN’s 10th anniversary year–we should all be very proud of what we have accomplished. We have created a vibrant community of survivors, co-survivors, family, friends, and medical professionals who are giving bladder cancer a voice and improving the lives of all who are impacted by this disease.

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