Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States with over 83,000 new cases and more than 17,000 deaths projected this year. With recent advances in treatments, there continues to be a tremendous need for more bladder cancer research. Through our annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank Meeting, BCAN has created an essential vehicle for advancing collaborative research efforts in bladder cancer.  This scientific retreat is the premier annual bladder cancer-specific medical meeting in North America.   Since its inception in 2006, the Think Tank meeting has focused on identifying obstacles and creating solutions in bladder cancer research, and has fostered discussions to help define priorities for advancing bladder cancer research.  Invited participants include urologists, oncologists, researchers, pathologists, social scientists, patient advocates and industry representatives, all who are dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer.

2021 Think Tank Meeting Highlights

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2021 Bladder Cancer Think was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following recorded sessions are available for viewing:

Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awardee, Michael M. Shen, PhD, presenting his 2018 BCAN funded project “Modeling bladder cancer metastasis using human patient-derived tumor organoids.” Moderator: Sima Porten, MD View recording here.

Tuning the Immune Microenvironment for Immunotherapy Response. Co-Chairs Ben Vincent, MD, and Thomas Powles, MBBS, MRCP, MD. View recording here.

Biologic Sex Differences in Bladder Cancer. Co-Chairs Debasish Sundi, MD and Sean Li, MD. Watch Friday recording here. Watch Saturday recording here.

Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Care: Focus on Bladder Cancer. Co-Chairs Sanjay Reddy, MD, FACP, and Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS. View Friday recording here. View Saturday recording here.

Long Term Management of Urinary Diversions – Beyond Selection to Management of Diversions.  Co-Chairs Anne Schuckman, MD, Kamal Pohar, MD and Sylvia Rodriguez, MS with Miriam Quinn, BSN, CWON and Debra McCamish, RN, CWON. Watch the Friday recording here. Watch the Saturday recording here.

Starting Early: Perioperative Optimization Interventions to Enhance Outcomes for Radical Cystectomy. Co-Chairs Sarah Psutka, MD, MSc, and Sia Daneshmand, MD. Watch Friday recording here. Watch Saturday recording here.

Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Care: Focus on Bladder Cancer. Co-Chairs Sanjay Reddy, MD, FACP, and Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS. Watch the Friday recording here. Watch the Saturday recording here.

Hematuria: the gateway to bladder cancer diagnosis. Controversies regarding current management of patients with hematuria, anticipated impact of new guidelines, and the future of bladder cancer detection.  Co-Chairs Yair Lotan, MD, Dan Barocas, MD, MPH, FACS, and Robert Lipman, BCAN Research Advocate. Watch the recording here.

BCG Shortage Update – Alternatives in the Market. Co-Chairs Chana Weinstock, MD, and Peter Bross, MD. Watch recording here.

Prior Think Tank Highlights

2018 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Denver, CO

Agenda

Photos

2017 Bladder Cancer Think Tank   

Charlotte, NC

Agenda

Photos & Video

2016 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Denver, Colorado

2015 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Charlotte, North Carolina

Summary Proceedings

2014 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

San Diego, California

Summary Proceedings

2013 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Snowmass Village, Colorado

Summary Proceedings

2012 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Stowe, Vermont

Summary Proceedings

2011 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Coronado, California

Summary Proceedings

2010 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Traverse City, Michigan

2009 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2008 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Mt. Tremblant, Quebec

2007 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

2006 Bladder Cancer Think Tank

Aspen, Colorado