About the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (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.


Through advocacy, awareness, research and educational programs such as the Bladder Cancer Think Tank, the Young Investigator Awards, and Patient Insight Webinars, BCAN is providing help and hope for those impacted by this life changing disease. Funds generated through our national AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer events support these initiatives and other mission programs.


Know the Facts:

  • Bladder cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States – 4th among men and 11th among women.
  • Men are almost 4 times more likely to be diagnosed than women.
  • In 2016, about 18,000 women will be told they have bladder cancer.  Although it can affect women of any age, they are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later in life and have a worse prognosis than men at almost every stage of the disease.
  • In 2016, more than 77,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. About 16,000 Americans will die of bladder cancer this year.
  • There are over 500,000 bladder cancer survivors living in the United States.

For more information about BCAN visit www.bcan.org.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Our mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

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Contact Us:
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 215-9099
info@bcan.org

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