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.
Shining a Light on Rare Forms of Bladder Cancer
With Dr. Andrea Apolo, MD
As the 6th most common cancer in the US, Bladder Cancer is not a rare disease. But within the scope of bladder cancer, there are rare variations that are more challenging to treat. Medical oncologist Dr. Andrea Apolo, Chief, of the Bladder Cancer Section Genitourinary Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will address these unique challenges to treating patients who are diagnosed with these rarer forms of bladder cancer.
Watch the unedited recording here.
What you should know about the care and keeping of your ileal conduit – A chat with the experts.
With Jocelyn Goffney, MSN RN CWOCN and BCAN Patient Advocates Anne & Darrell
An ileal conduit (IC) is the most 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 an alternate pathway for urine to exit the body. The IC does not store urine. It is a way to remove urine from the body.
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5-6 PM EST. Learn more and register here.
Bladder Cancer in Women – The Unspoken Demographic
With Dr. Sima Porten, MD, MPH and Dr. Jean Hoffman-Censits, MD
Bladder cancer has long been considered a disease of older men. Though it is more prevalent in men, studies have shown that women of any age and race, are more likely to present more advanced tumors and have a worse prognosis than men, at almost every stage of the disease. Watch this webinar, featuring medical oncologist Dr. Jean Hoffman-Censits of John’s Hopkins Medical and urologist Dr. Sima Porten of the University of California San Francisco.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7-8 PM EST. Learn more and register here.
Understanding the Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Team and Integrated Care in Bladder Cancer
Featuring medical oncologist Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching, psycho-oncologist Dr. Sam Lolack and oncology navigator Carrie Friedman, RN, BS, OCN from the Inova Life with Cancer Program in Fairfax, VA.
Multidisciplinary care occurs when professionals from a range of disciplines work together as a team to address as many of the patient’s health and other needs as possible. Integrative healthcare adds the benefit of complementary and supportive care services to address the body, mind, and spiritual needs. Join experts from the Inova Schar Cancer Institute to discuss the benefits this team approach to treating bladder cancer. Find out more about:
• The multidisciplinary approach to treating bladder cancer
• Integrating complementary and supportive care services in the bladder cancer care continuum
• How patients can benefit when their healthcare team addresses their psychological and physical/medical needs
Thursday, January 30, 2019, 6-7 PM EST. Learn more and register here.