BCAN Joins the Rally for Research

September 14, 2015
by Stephanie Chisolm

The next few years are a time of great promise in medical research for the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency.

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A Commitment to Quality Programs

August 21, 2015
by Monica Smith

Through the generous support of Amgen and the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business, we have the opportunity to transform our Patient Insight Webinar Series.

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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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