BCAN is committed to supporting bladder cancer research. From its inception, BCAN has cultivated a strong partnership with the leading members of the bladder cancer medical community to encourage collaboration among all the parties dedicated to the study of bladder cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. BCAN’s current research priorities are guided by the Bladder Cancer Research Network (BRCN) Management Committee. Our goal is to identify the best and most promising research that will provide the greatest opportunity to advance the understanding of the biology of bladder cancer and how it pertains to improving the management and treatment of this disease. BCAN raises funds and awards grants to support innovative bladder cancer research to develop lifesaving treatments.
Raising the bar on research, BCAN launched its Young Investigator Awards in 2013, comprised of three research awards of $100,000 each, over a two-year period. These grants will fund researchers who may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other scientific or research field, but are also working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. The application process will be open in January 2014. Please contact BCAN if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The John Quale Travel Fellowship Program is a special opportunity for early career investigators interested in bladder cancer research to attend the annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank Meeting.
The $1,500 travel fellowships awarded each year are intended to defray travel-related costs related to attending the meeting. Please contact BCAN if you have any questions at email@example.com.
Prior to the commencement of our Young Investigator Awards, BCAN provided an annual award to support up to $25,000 in direct costs associated with a research proposal that addresses problems specific to bladder cancer. The purpose of this grant was to advance research that will increase the understanding of bladder cancer risk, biology, prevention, and treatment while encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in bladder cancer research. In 2011, BCAN received a generous multi-year gift to support this award from Raymond and Maria Floyd. The awardees from 2010-2012 can be found here.