National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Recognized

May 22, 2015
by Monica Smith

Thank you to Senator Menendez (D-NJ) with co-sponsors Senator Isakson (R-GA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), for introducing and passing SRES 187 to recognize May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in the Senate.

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New Bladder Cancer Journal Launches First Issue

May 20, 2015
by Monica Smith

Recognizing this unmet need, Seth Lerner and Dan Theodorescu convened a first-class Editorial Board and partnered with IOS Press to create Bladder Cancer, an international journal devoted solely to the study of bladder cancer (ISSN: 2352-3727).

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BCG Update

March 24, 2015
by Monica Smith

Since August, many patients have been experiencing a delay in treatment due to the production of TICE BCG. There has been increased worldwide demand for the drug and few manufacturers causing a backorder issue. Generally, there has been a delay in orders between 2 – 8 weeks which impacts patients, physicians and the entire bladder cancer community.

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Blue Light Cystoscopy Issue

November 21, 2014
by Monica Smith

As we’ve previously discussed in our posts, the lack of reimbursement for blue light cystoscopy has been a barrier to care for many bladder cancer patients.

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Great Step Forward: Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute

October 21, 2014
by Diane Quale

The bladder cancer community took a great leap forward last week with the official launch of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. The mission of the Institute—the first of its kind in the world—is to develop new clinical strategies for combating bladder cancer through intensive, collaborative, and innovative research.

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DFW Chapter Hosts Bladder Cancer Education Event

October 7, 2014
by Monica Smith

The BCAN-DFW hosted a “Bladder Cancer Overview with Survivors Panel Q&A Session” on September 18 at the Cancer Support Community of North Texas (CSCNT) Clubhouse. After a brief welcome by Phyllis Yount, Director of the CSCNT, the event commenced with a presentation from its featured speaker, Dr. Ganesh V. Raj.

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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 admin

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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