BCAN is proud to offer patient insight webinars, bringing nationally recognized bladder cancer experts directly to patients and families to address important topics related to bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and quality of life. A webinar is an event held on the internet which is attended exclusively by an online audience. BCAN brings leading bladder cancer experts in these free programs, directly to your phone, computer or tablet.
Please see below for information about upcoming webinars and to view past webinars. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What I Wish I Had Known When I Was First Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer
Join Dr. Joshua Meeks and Dr. Alicia Morgans from Northwestern University and two patient advocates to discuss treatment decision making for newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients.
The team will discuss what patients wish they knew when they were first diagnosed, what to expect during treatment, tips for managing side effects, and resources for patients during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
October 28th | 1 PM- 2 PM Eastern | Register Now
Update on Veterans and Bladder Cancer
In spite of the Institute of Medicine reports regarding possible health effects from exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam, for over 40 years, Vietnam veterans with bladder cancer have had to fight as hard for their healthcare as they did on the battlefield. The battle continues, even for those who served in more recent conflicts such as the War on Terror who have been exposed to toxic fumes in military burn pits.
Join Stephen Williams, MD, MS, FACS ( The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston), Jennifer Taylor, MD, MPH (Baylor College of Medicine, and Josh Meeks, MD, Phd (Feinberg School of Medicine) for a discussion of bladder cancer in our veteran community. Find out about key issues related to known and suspected service-related risks, and treatment options within and external to the VA healthcare system, for veterans with bladder cancer.
November 11 | 6 PM- 7 PM Eastern | Register Now
Understanding and Treating Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinomas (UTUCs)
Upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUCs) are a distinct disease representing 5%–10% of all bladder cancers. The diagnosis, prognosis, and management of this type of bladder cancer is different. Recent advances in bladder cancer research are providing new insights and options for those with UTUC.
Join the panel of UTUC experts to learn:
• The difference and challenges of diagnosing and treating UTUC compared to other types of bladder cancer.
•The treatment options are available for UTUC.
•Recurrence and surveillance strategies – what does monitoring look like in UTUC?
•Management of metastatic disease in UTUC.
Expert Panel: Drs. Alon Weizer, Seth Lerner, Karim Chamie, Ahmad Shabsigh, Surena Matin, Jennifer Linehan and Sumanta (Monty) Pal
November 18 | 7 PM- 8 PM Eastern | Register Now