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Bladder Cancer Summit | 2018 Conference for Patients and Families

Held October 12-13, 2018 at the JW Marriott Houston in Houston

BCAN’s Bladder Cancer Summit participants:

  • Connected with other bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
  • Learned about the role and impact of clinical trials in the advancement of bladder cancer treatment.
  • Listened to leading bladder cancer experts discuss recent and upcoming bladder cancer research advances.
  • Learned best practices for raising awareness of bladder cancer in a community.
  • Identified how to speak up about state and national legislative issues affecting the bladder cancer community in 2019 and beyond.
  • Understand how BCAN programs and services can help in their bladder cancer journey.

Read about the 2018 Best of BCAN winners!

BCAN CEO Andrea Maddox-Smith, Jim Scott, Pam Harris, Bill Russell and Diane Z. Quale at Best of BCAN 2018 awards

Click the links to view slides from the following presentations:
After attending the 2018  Summit in Houston, TX, participants felt:

“More comfortable approaching others within the BCAN community to find out ways to advocate, start a support group and more. The scientific part of the meeting was invaluable!”

“Learned a lot about the future of bladder cancer treatment, and met lots of people who are so upbeat with the disease, even without a bladder!”

“Energized to do more! We continue to inspire each other!”

Build Connections

Meeting buddies from the Inspire community.  Sharing BCAN volunteer strategies. Making new friends who really do understand what it means to live with bladder cancer!

Reach & Teach Others

Get tips, tools, and tactics to teach and raise awareness about bladder cancer in our community!

Advances in Research

Listening as top bladder cancer researchers share new developments and exciting bladder cancer research on the horizon.

More than 80,000 people will be
diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2019.

We dream of a world without bladder cancer,
the sixth-most frequently diagnosed cancer in the U.S.

Can you help support our vision by making a
tax-deductible contribution today?