Who we are

BCAN was founded in 2005 and is the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease.  The mission of BCAN is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Click the video above to learn more about how BCAN helps patients feel that they are not alone.

Each year, BCAN provides thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their bladder cancer journeys. BCAN works collaboratively with the medical and research professionals who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer and empowers the patient community by allowing them to share experiences with others, and participate in building awareness of the need for a cure.

Our Focus


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy sets forth the information we may collect about you and how we use this information.

Your email and/or postal address will not be sold or given to any third parties, nor will BCAN use them for any reason other than to keep you informed about BCAN news and events.

We do not require submission of any personally identifiable information from you to use this web site. However, in order to participate in certain services we offer, we may require you to provide information that personally identifies you. You are, of course, under no obligation to use these services. Such information is generally collected through the “Contact Us” section of the web site or when you donate to BCAN, but it may be collected in other ways as well.

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us providing such information to (a) third parties that are working with us in connection with the applicable service you have requested or joined and (b) any of our partners listed on our website. We may also provide third parties with aggregated information. This is information about our users in an aggregate form where the identity of individual users cannot be determined. We will not sell, rent or otherwise share your personal information with any other third party unless you provide us with your consent.

We will not provide any third party with any medical information you provide to us. Medical Information includes information about diseases, treatments, and other similar information. We may, however, use this information – with your consent – to match you with a BCAN volunteer with a similar profile if you request that we do so. That individual will not be provided with your medical information but will know that some aspect of your medical information created a match with their own information.

Certain non-personal information about your use of this website is collected and stored every time you interact with the site through “cookies.” Cookies are small computer files that this web site transfers to your computer’s hard drive and that allow us to know how often you visit this site and the activities you conduct while using this site, such as the date and time of your visit and the pages you viewed. BCAN uses this information to measure the number of visitors to specific sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We do not use cookies to track any personal information.

This web site contains links to other web sites that we do not control, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of these other sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to use of this web site and the information collected by us on this site. In addition, these links are provided as a browsing convenience and do not represent an endorsement by BCAN. You should consult the privacy policy and terms and conditions of those sites before you provide them with any information.