Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inc.

Leading the way to awareness and a cure

aka BCAN   |   Bethesda, MD   |  www.bcan.org

Mission

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s (BCAN) mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research and, provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Ruling year info

2005

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Andrea Maddox-Smith

Main address

4520 East-West Highway Suite 610

Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

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EIN

20-2897110

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (H01)

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Bladder Cancer Education

BCAN Chapters: We have dedicated groups of volunteers who share BCAN’s vision to increase public awareness and foster research into bladder cancer, representing the national organization within their local
communities.

Providing Education and Support
www.BCAN.org: BCAN’s website is one of the most comprehensive resources for bladder cancer on the web.

Patient Handbook: Bladder Cancer Basics for the Newly Diagnosed is a comprehensive guide offering information on bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment options to help patients and their loved ones make the most informed choices
about their care. This resource is available online, in print and in both English and Spanish.

Patient Insight Webinars: We offer an educational series providing patients and caregivers up-to-date information on key bladder cancer topics.

Support Communities: BCAN helps facilitate in person support groups across the country. Our bladder cancer online support community is available 24 hours a day and allows survivors and their loved ones to support each other through their bladder cancer journeys with practical and
emotional advice.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Bladder Cancer Research Awards: BCAN raises funds and awards several research grants to support innovative bladder cancer research to develop life-saving treatments.

Bladder Cancer Think Tank: BCAN hosts the
only annual scientific conference focused solely on bladder cancer. This meeting is designed to encourage collaboration among physicians, researchers and patients advocates who are dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Although bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in America, many are not aware of the risks or early warning signs. The purpose of this initiative is to increase awareness through a multi-media campaign conducted throughout the year, with an emphasis on Bladder Cancer Awareness Month (May). We join our international counterparts by sharing key awareness messages (via print, on radio, television, social media, etc.), conducting bladder cancer awareness events (i.e. Walk to End Bladder Cancer), and asking that buildings and structures illuminate orange during May. Each spring, survivors, medical professionals, family and friends gather at walks held throughout the country to increase bladder cancer awareness and raise funds to
support our mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jared Sher

Skadden Arps’ Communications Group

Term: 2013 - 2024

Diane Zipursky Quale

No Affiliation

Seth Lerner

Baylor College of Medicine

Jared Sher

No Affiliation

David Pulver

No Affiliation

Gerald McNamara

JPB Foundation

Jamie Gillespie

21st Century Fox

Neal Shore

Carolina Urologic Research Center

Mary Gushee

Mildred Hoit Shop Owner

Cheryl Lee

The Ohio State University

Robert Levin

Real Estate Investment Co. Consultant

Beverly James

Patient Advocate

David Schulman

Patient Advocate

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