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2019 Bladder Cancer Summit for Patients and Families

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BCAN Announces 2019 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awardee

BCAN’s Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award supports exceptionally novel and creative projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in the management of bladder cancer. The 2019 awardee is Philip Beachy, Ph.D., Professor of Urology and of Developmental Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His research project addresses the

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Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Selects Mark Story as First-ever Director of Communications and Marketing

Bethesda, MD (July 2, 2019) – The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and treatment and supporting those impacted by the disease, has hired strategic communications and marketing strategist Mark Story as its first-ever Director of Communications and Marketing.  Story

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FDA-BCAN Workshop

Co-sponsored by the: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Date:          Thursday, August 8, 2019 from Noon-4PM EST Location:   Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 Cost:          Free – Click here to register (required) Neoadjuvant cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy followed by radical cystectomy

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BCAN Presents 2019 New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards

Two New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards are presented to Dr. Neelam Mukherjee from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, for her research proposal, “Recombinant CCL2 as a Novel Treatment Strategy for Bladder Cancer” and Dr. Sarah Psutka, from the University of Washington for her research proposal,

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Federal and Local Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Resolution and Proclamations Draw Attention to Bladder Cancer

May 1, 2019 The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is deeply grateful to elected officials throughout the country who have issued resolutions and proclamations declaring their support for May as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.  BCAN is thankful to Congressman Matt Cartwright of the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing House

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Learning about Bladder Cancer Coming Live to Your Community

BCAN is pleased to work with local hosptials and physician groups to bring bladder cancer programs to your community. Known as Lunch & Learn Live! each unique program reflects the needs and showcases the resources available locally. Objectives 1) To increase patient understanding of the risks, diagnosis, staging and treatment

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Light the Month Orange

We are almost at Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and we have LOTS of activities and resources – local and national – to tell you about.   Like last year, we are coordinating orange illuminations of landmarks across the country to create more awareness about bladder cancer. For example, on May

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New Discoveries Research Luncheon & Lecture Luncheon 2019

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BCG In the News

02/20/19: Meghana Keshavan published an article, done in collaboration with patients from the BCAN community, on Stat. To read the article, please follow this link. The article highlights some of the challenges that patients and doctors face during this BCG shortage.

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