Your Chance to Ask the Experts

The BCAN team is pleased to invite you to interact with two of the leading bladder cancer doctors in the country at our annual Ask the Experts event taking place virtually on May 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.  This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

This is your chance to hear directly from our experts, who are also both prior recipients of the BCAN Young Investigator Awards. Submit your question for them during registration! 

Meet our experts

Sumeet Bhanvadia, MD is fellowship trained in urologic oncology, with expertise in robotic and open surgeries for early and advanced urologic malignancies. She has extensive experience in the management of bladder cancer including neobladders and other continent types of urinary diversions. Dr. Bhanvadia was a recipient of BCAN’s Young Investigator Award in 2019.

Gopa Iyer, MD is a medical oncologist who specializes in research in and treatment of patients with bladder cancer and other genitourinary cancers. Dr. Iyer also has a special interest in understanding the genetic basis for bladder cancer and is a member of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Bladder Cancer Oncogenome Project. Dr. Iyer received a Young Investigator Award from BCAN in 2013.

RSVP and submit your questions

This event is also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate recipients of past BCAN research funding, personal heroes through our Beacon of Hope Award, as well as gather in community – so that no one navigates bladder cancer alone.

Donations support the work of early-career researchers by funding their commitment to improve the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer. Supporting the next generation of researchers will serve as today’s engine to propel us to tomorrow’s cure for a disease that will strike more than 81,000 people in the United States in 2022.


How can I attend Ask the Experts?

The 2022 Ask the Experts event is free, but registration is required. It will take place virtually via Zoom. 

How do I ask a question of the experts?

When you register to attend the event, you’ll see a place to ask your question at the bottom of the form.

Watch last year’s event