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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

Upcoming Webinars

“Debunking Clinical Trials”

Clinical trials, they cross every patients mind when they hear the “C” word or when traditional treatments don’t work for them. Clinical trials are part of the pathway to getting new and better treatments or recommendations for any disease. With research in bladder cancer expanding, there are many clinical trials for new drugs, treatment techniques, and outcomes for patients, but clinical trials can feel daunting. Join us to learn about:

  • Common myths of clinical trials.
  • Helpful hints if you are considering a clinical trials
  • What to expect if you enroll in a clinical trial.

Featuring Clinical Research Coordinator and BCAN Walk Ambassador, Katie Glavin CCRP, from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Register Now.

March 24th | 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM Eastern | Register now.

2020 Applying for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Peer Review Cancer Program | Bladder Cancer

Please join the CDMRP’s Peer Review Cancer Research Program, Program Manager, Donna Kimbark, PhD, for a webinar to discuss the 2020 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Peer Review Cancer Research Program. Topics will include an overview of the program, along with information related to the approaching deadlines to submit research applications for funding in 2020. This webinar will answer many of the questions you may have regarding the program, the funding available, and how to apply to win an award, as well as how award decisions are being made. This webinar will be a valuable tool for anyone dedicated to advancing bladder cancer research.

April 7th | 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Eastern | Register Now

“Real Talk- Understanding Pelvic Floor Health and Therapy”

Your pelvic floor muscles help support your internal organs. They aide with urinary (bladder) and fecal (bowel) continence. Sometimes, bladder cancer patients may have issues surrounding their pelvic floor during or after treatment. These could range from leakage, urgency to go to the bathroom, or having to go to the bathroom a lot. In this webinar you will learn:

  • What pelvic floor therapy is and why it can be important for bladder cancer patients
  • What expectations to have during pelvic floor therapy and suggestions for success
  • Ways patients can practice activating the pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder retraining and avoiding irritants
  • How can a bladder cancer patient can access pelvic floor therapy?

Featuring Tina Allen, PT PRPC BCB-PMD at the University of Washington Medicine, Urology Clinic.

April 21 | 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern | Register Now

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.

Previous Webinars

Previous webinars are recorded and a written transcript is available.