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.
Understanding Cystoscopy and TURBT: What You Need To Know
For most, the bladder cancer journey starts with a cystoscopy and possible transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT). Many patients don’t know what to expect prior to their first time with these common procedures. Both cystoscopy and TURBT may be used throughout treatment. Join experts to find out more about:
· The cystoscopy: what you should know about your first cystoscopy and follow up cystoscopies.
· What is enhanced cystoscopy and who benefits from Blue Light or Narrow Band Imaging?
· The TURBT: what to expect and common side effects.
· What you can do as a patient to prepare for these procedures.
Featuring urologists Dr. Jeffrey Montgomery from the University of Michigan, and Dr. Ken Nepple from the University of Iowa.
May 20th | 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM Eastern | Register now.
BCAN’s Participating in Research Series
Learn more about how you, as a patient, can get involved in research, with everything from providing feedback on grants to participating in a research team for clinical trial design. This webinar series is specially brought to you by a PCORI funded grant.
- February 26rd at 7:00 PM Eastern: Engaging in Clinical Trial Design as a Patient-Featuring Patty Spears and Bob Lipman
- April 23rd at 7:00 PM Eastern: Engaging with “Pharma” as a Patient -Featuring Tim Turnham, Nancy Lindsey, and Karen Sachse
- June 23rd at 6:00 PM Easter: Engaging in Grant Review as a Patient – Featuring Donna Kimbark, Ralph Ullman, and Bill Russell
What’s New: Gene Therapy in Bladder Cancer
Gene therapy is a new approach for treating bladder cancer, even though it has been used in other cancers for several years. Join us to learn:
- What gene therapy is
- How gene therapy works in bladder cancer
- Who is eligible for gene therapy
- Q & A
Featuring Dr. Colin Dinney, from MD Anderson Cancer Center.
June 24th | 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Eastern | Register Now
The Care and Keeping of Your Neobladder
A neobladder is a common urinary diversion performed by urologists. It is a simple form of urinary tract reconstruction that uses the ileum (a small piece of the intestine) as a place for your body to store urine until you go to the bathroom. Topics include:
- What a neobladder is and how is it created?
- Adjusting to the new normal with neobladder – what you should know
- Tips for managing a neobladder – care and keeping, and solving common problems
- Living well with neobladder after bladder cancer
- Q & A
Featuring Dr. Sia Daneshmand, and Patient Advocates Rick Bangs and Lydia Saravis.
June 25th | 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM Eastern | Register Now