Skip to main content
- Smaller Text | + Larger Text

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 7

Printer icon
  • Synopsis: BCAN announces launch of the Hope After Recurrence campaign in conjunction with Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - Published: 2011-05-06. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Main Document

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day Set for Saturday, May 7.

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the first national advocacy organization dedicated to advancing bladder cancer research and education, announced today that bladder cancer survivors, caregivers, loved ones and friends across the country are Walking for Bladder Cancer this Saturday, May 7, in celebration of Bladder Cancer Awareness Day.

CBS anchor and bladder cancer survivor Bob Schieffer will serve as the honorary chair for the walks. Schieffer was diagnosed with bladder cancer several years ago after he noticed blood in his urine. Since his diagnosis, Schieffer's openness about his disease has encouraged countless others to visit a doctor if they see symptoms. Schieffer and supporters nationwide will take part in more than forty Walks for Bladder Cancer in 24 states to raise awareness and funds for bladder cancer.

Bladder cancer is a significant health concern.

There are more than 70,000 new cases and 14,000 deaths in the United States each year. Bladder cancer has a high recurrence rate and because it requires life-long surveillance, it is one of the most expensive cancers to treat per patient. Despite being the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer, bladder cancer was 23rd in allocation of federal research dollars in 2009.

In recognition of the need for additional funding sources and in honor of Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, BCAN announced today that Dr. Gil Redelman-Sidi, a research fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is the winner of the 2011 Raymond and Maria Floyd Award for Bladder Cancer Research. The award will support Dr. Redelman-Sidi's research to identify genetic changes that could predict whether bladder cancer patients will respond to instillation of BCG, a common treatment to reduce the risk of recurrences. This information could eventually be used to increase patient responsiveness to BCG treatment.

BCAN is also pleased to announce the launch of the Hope After Recurrence campaign in conjunction with Bladder Cancer Awareness Day. The goal of the campaign is to support survivors who are facing non-muscle invasive bladder cancer recurrence by providing information on the condition, offering tools and resources, and helping them feel connected to others who are experiencing a return of their bladder cancer. This comprehensive online resource is available at www.HopeAfterRecurrence.com.

For more information about BCAN, please visit the web site at www.bcan.org or call 888-901-BCAN.



Related:

  1. List of Awareness Days, Weeks and Months
  2. Awareness Ribbons Chart - Colors and Meanings of Awareness Ribbon Causes
  3. Awareness Bracelet Colors and Causes





Newsletter

     What will I receive?

Money ChartLoan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Abraham LincolnFamous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


Pink awareness ribbonList of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Chart IconBlood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.


  1. Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats
  2. Russia Facing Ban From PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
  3. Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist Set to Take Up Germany Ride
  4. Global Study Finds Massive Health Care Inequity




Citation