2022 Bladder Cancer Summit


Each year, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network brings together bladder cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to share stories, experiences, and information about the disease.  The information below is about the Summit that took place on September 30 and October 1, 2022.

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • Managing the anxiety and fear that can accompany bladder cancer with Dr. Sermsak (Sam) Lolak from Inova Schar Cancer Center.

  • New treatments and clinical trials – advances in bladder cancer with medical oncologist Dr. Jeannie Hoffman Censits from the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute at Johns Hopkins and urologist Dr. Lambros Stamatakis from Medstar Health.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

  • Healing Meditations session with John Lanci and Jerome Freedman.
  • Strategies to address sexuality issues after diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Svetlana Avulova from Albany Medical Center and patient advocates Elisa de la Roche and Brian Billings.
  • Cook for your life – fabulous food to help you on your bladder cancer journey with Ann Ogden Gaffney, and research dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
  • BCAN Research Patient Advocates with Dr. Angela Smith from the University of North Carolina and Dr. John Gore, from the University of Washington

Photos from the 2022 Summit