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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

BCAN Virtual Bladder Cancer Advocacy Day

Advocacy seeks to ensure that all people in society are able to: Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. Protect and promote their rights. Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is here to represent the needs of our bladder cancer community. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is not safe to ask you, our constituents, to come to Washington to speak directly with your elected decision-makers. Yet you can make a difference from the comfort and safety of your home.

Join BCAN Director of Education, Stephanie Chisolm, and Patrick Cavanagh, Sr. Vice President of Atlas Advocacy for a live discussion of how you can make your voice heard by snail mail, email or even a phone call to Washington or your state governments. Find out more details about BCAN’s legislative priorities for the remainder of this year. Learn how you can help us inform the freshman members of the next administration. Find out how you can advocate for the issues that are important to improving the lives of those with bladder cancer.

September 15, 2020 | 3 PM -5 PM Eastern | Register Now


Tobacco and Bladder Cancer: Cigarettes, E-cigarettes, and Why Quitting is So Important

Smoking is the only preventable cause of bladder cancer and is a well-known risk for complications and continued cigarette use increases the risk of bladder cancer coming back. It is less known the risk association between e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco and bladder cancer.
Join Dr. Richard Matulewicz, MD and Marc Bjurlin, DO, MSC, FCOS discuss:
• The risks of smoking before and after a bladder cancer diagnosis.
• Emerging research about e-cigarettes and carcinogens
• What happens when you quit smoking
• Tips for quitting smoking
• Q & A

September 16 | 4 PM- 5 PM Eastern | Register Now


Nutrition and Bladder Cancer: Understanding the Science Behind Nutrition Tips

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but balanced, healthy diets are strongly recommended for those undergoing bladder cancer treatments.  Everyone can benefit from knowing more about how good nutrition impacts bladder cancer treatments and survivorship.

Join BCAN for a lively discussion with our 2018 New Discoveries Young Investigator Award for Patient-Centered Clinical Research awardee, urologist Dr. Eugene Lee and registered dietitian Dr. Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, CSO of the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) for a lively discussion of how to improve nutritional status around the time of surgery and chemotherapy. They will be joined by  Mugur Geana, MD, PhD and Heather Gibbs, PhD, RD, LD, also of KUMC. Learn about:

  • The important concerns related to nutrition and bladder cancer
  • The science behind nutrition recommendations for bladder cancer patients
  • How BCAN nutrition resources were developed
  • How to access good nutrition tips

September 29 | 5 PM – 6 PM Eastern | Register Now

Previous Webinars

Previous webinars are recorded and a written transcript is available.

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