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Conversations: Let’s Talk About Bladder Cancer

Our “Conversations: Let’s Talk About Bladder Cancer” video series provides valuable, comprehensive insight on key treatment and quality of life issues for bladder cancer patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. BCAN Co-Founder Diane Zipursky Quale engages experts with questions that patients and caregivers may be reluctant to ask about important topics. The newest “Conversations” focus on two important topics.

Clinical trials are an essential part of cancer research. They may provide possible treatment alternatives to patients who have not had success with standard and approved therapies. The first new Conversations video, “Are Clinical Trials Right for You?” features leading bladder cancer research expert Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg from Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center and research nurse Blaine Brower, FNP-BC of the University of North Carolina on how to unravel the mysteries of bladder cancer clinical trials.  

Nutrition and healthy eating are key in helping prevent and fight bladder cancer. Our second Conversations video is in two parts featuring dietitian Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, CSO, from the University of Kansas and oncology nurse specialist Chef Laura Pole a health supportive chef, director of nourishment programs here at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, D.C. Videoed in the Lynne Peterson Holmes Teaching Kitchen at the Smith Center, these videos address “Healthy Eating with Bladder Cancer” and “Eating Healthy Before and After Bladder Cancer Treatment.” Recipes and cooking demo videos are also available.

BCAN hosts these Conversation videos on our website and YouTube channels to make them available at any time. Full transcripts of recent Conversations are also available. Visit

BCAN would like to thank Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Merck for making these Conversations possible. Special thanks to the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for sharing their beautiful kitchen with us.

Walk with BCAN, Talk with BCAN

Please join us for two exciting virtual events
in October 2020

Fall Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer
October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am ET

Virtual Summit for Patients and Families
October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET