BCAN Announces 2016 Young Investigator Awardees

June 22, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has announced the recipients of the 2016 Young Investigator Awards. The Young Investigator Awards fund researchers in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bio-engineering or any other scientific or research field. Recipients must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. The Stephen Hale Gushée Young Investigator Award will support Kent William Mouw, M.D., Ph.D. of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for his research “Identifying Genomic Determinants of Chemoradiotherapy Response in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.” Dr. Mouw’s study will leverage new genomic techniques to better understand how these biomarkers can benefit muscle invasive bladder cancer…

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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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Meet BCAN Volunteer Nancy Lindsey

May 17, 2016
by Jeanne Mahoney

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006. I had blood in my urine – the specialists thought of everything else possibly causing this — but I believed there was more to it. I got a second opinion, and then nine months later came a confirmation of bladder cancer.

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Taking the Necessary Steps to Make the Cancer Moonshot Work

March 15, 2016
by Diane Quale

Earlier last month, President Obama tasked Vice President Biden with leading a new national initiative to work toward a cure for cancer and recently announced that the White House would allot an initial $1 billion to the project, promising to pool more funds over time. By all accounts, this is a reminder of the vast momentum that exists, as well as the gravity of the challenges that lie ahead and why it ranks as one of the most difficult endeavors in human history.

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