Patient Survey Network | Year One

December 15, 2015
by Stephanie Chisolm

We had a successful year, with over 800 patients and/or caregivers joining our network. We asked all participants to rank the most important questions to the bladder cancer community, and over 300 of you responded!

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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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The State of Bladder Cancer Research

August 7, 2015
by Monica Smith

At this year’s ASCO annual meeting in June, I had the chance to offer my thoughts on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going as a field and I thought it might be helpful to share with you some of the new information presented at the meeting.

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Bladder Cancer Research | Understanding Bench-to-Bedside

June 19, 2015
by Stephanie Chisolm

Research can lead to improved survival. It can find ways to help patients have a better quality of life. Ways to diagnose and treat bladder cancer today are a result of many years of slow and steady scientific discovery. Do you ever wonder how the research that happens in a laboratory makes its way to bladder cancer patients? The term “bench-to-bedside” describes how the results of research are used to develop new ways to treat patients. It is also known as translational medicine. It “translates” scientific findings into the tools your doctor can use. Once something shows promise in a…

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Interning with a Passion

May 18, 2015
by Nadine Rotundo

The first encounter I had with bladder cancer was in October of 2011. I was a senior in high school and I was preoccupied with varsity sports, starting the college application process, and hanging out with my friends. It was the Friday of my high school’s homecoming weekend and I had plans to go over at a friend’s house after school to make t-shirts that spelled out “GO TEAM!” to wear at the upcoming football game on Saturday

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Advocacy Issue – Blue Light Cystoscopy

March 3, 2015
by Monica Smith

You may have read our posting with an update on the issue regarding reimbursement of blue light cystoscopy. As all of you know, there are very few treatments and innovations for bladder cancer. It is BCAN’s position that everyone should have equal access to all treatments, tests and innovations that have been approved by the FDA.

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