BCAN Chicago Chapter

The BCAN Chicago Chapter is as an outreach effort of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Our chapter’s mission is to support bladder cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and the general public by providing information and support services, to raise awareness through outreach programs, and advance research through collaboration and engaging participation.

Chicago Chapter Board Members

Our chapter leadership is a diverse group of advocates and providers.

Board Members:

  • Darrell Nakagawa
  • Kerri Morris
  • Casey Lonergan
  • Howard Sall

We are dedicated to supporting people with bladder cancer and their loved ones, along the care journey – newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or completed treatment. We also support those with advanced disease and loved ones who have lost someone to bladder cancer.


E-mail: Chicago@bcan.org

Outreach Initiatives:


Chicago Chapter Kick Off Meeting


Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 6 pm

**Registration begins at 5:30 pm in the Potocsnak Family Atrium (address below)


Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Marcus Quek, MD, FACS, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Gary Steinberg, MD, Rush Medical College
  • Randy Sweis, MD, University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Walk to End Bladder Cancer:

Join the Chicago Chapter on April 27, 2024 for their Walk to End Bladder Cancer. More information to come.