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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Press Release – BCAN Launches Bladder Cancer Genomics Consortium

September 24, 2015
by Monica Smith

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) and Paradigm today announced a partnership for the launch of a large-scale genomically-driven bladder cancer study. This prospective study is the first project of the Bladder Cancer Genomics Consortium (BCGC), a collaborative effort between BCAN and major medical centers.

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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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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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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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