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Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May 2019 | Worldwide


Dear Colleague,

In recognition of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, we have selected recent content published in our Bladder Cancer (BLC) journal to share in order to create awareness of the outstanding bladder cancer research happening globally.

We are also pleased to announce that print copies of the very latest issue of BLC – Volume 5, Issue 1 – will be available to delegates at the EAU Update on Bladder Cancer (BCa19) in Turin, Italy later this week. More details below, plus access to all the openly available content in our latest issue.

Best wishes,


Seth P. Lerner, MD
Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA


All these articles are from our recent issue, available to download, read, and share at no charge!

Systematic Review: Targeting HER2 in Bladder Cancer
Koshkin, Vadim S. | O’Donnell, Peter | Yu, Evan Y. | Grivas, Petros

The Outcome of Post-Chemotherapy Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients with Metastatic Bladder Cancer in the Retroperitoneum
Liu, Nick W. | Murray, Katie S. | Donat, S. Machele | Herr, Harry W. | Bochner, Bernard H. | Dalbagni, Guido

Thermo Reversible Hydrogel Based Delivery of Mitomycin C (UGN-101) for Treatment of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma (UTUC)
Kleinmann, Nir | Wirth, Gregory | Lin, Jeffrey S. | Matin, Surena F. | Nativ, Ofer | Mayer, Gil | Witjes, J. Alfred | Shvero, Asaf | Chamie, Karim | Pantuck, Allan J. | Smith, Angela | Schoenberg, Mark | Malchi, Nadav | Hakim, Gil | Agmon-Gerstein, Yael | Jeshurun-Gutshtat, Michal | Klein, Ifat | Kopelen, Helen | Lerner, Seth P.

Assessment of a European Bladder Cancer Predictive Model for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer in an Australian Cohort
Alberto, Matthew | Demkiw, Stephanie | Goad, Jeremy | Jenkins, Mark | Duggan, Genevieve | Mow, Tyler | Wong, Lih-Ming

Multi-Perspective Tolerance Evaluation of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin with Interferon in the Treatment of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Steinberg, Ryan L. | Thomas, Lewis J. | Mott, Sarah L. | O’Donnell, Michael A.

Recovering from Cystectomy: Patient Perspectives
McMullen, Carmit K. | Kwan, Marilyn L. | Colwell, Janice C. | Munneke, Julie R. | Davis, James V. | Firemark, Alison | Brooks, Neon | Grant, Marcia | Gilbert, Scott M. | Altschuler, Andrea

Immune Checkpoint B7x (B7-H4/B7S1/VTCN1) is Over Expressed in Spontaneous Canine Bladder Cancer: The First Report and its Implications in a Preclinical Model
Chand, Damini | Dhawan, Deepika | Sankin, Alexander | Ren, Xiaoxin | Lin, Juan | Schoenberg, Mark | Knapp, Deborah W. | Zang, Xingxing

Intravesical Therapy – BCG and Beyond
Grossman, H. Barton | Lamm, Donald | Sjödahl, Gottfrid | O’Donnell, Michael | Hahn, Noah | Kamat, Ashish

Challenging Cases in Urothelial Cancer
Soloway, Mark S.

Clinical Trials Corner
Agarwal, Piyush K. | Sternberg, Cora N.

Paper Alert: Smoking Cessation in Bladder Cancer Patients
Messing, Edward M.


BCAN & Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has acknowledged the public officials who have issued resolutions and proclamations declaring their support for May as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. “Raising awareness of bladder cancer is critical to savings lives and we are grateful to our concerned elected officials for helping BCAN increase knowledge of this disease,” said Andrea Maddox-Smith, CEO of BCAN. “It is gratifying to have their support.”

BCAN has a wealth of activities happening during #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth from national walks to public service announcements, and increased education to a greater emphasis on strengthening the bladder cancer community. It is not too late to get involved!

On Thursday, May 16 at 7pm (EDT), there is a patient insight webinar entitled “How Patients Can Partner with Their Physicians to Optimize Treatment Outcomes.” It will be led by Sarah P. Psutka, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. To register for the webinar, go here.

For details of all other events and ways you can get involved, visit the BCAN website.


Upcoming Meeting

EAU Update on Bladder Cancer, May 2019
Pick up your sample copy of Bladder Cancer Vol.5, Iss.1!

The 2nd edition of the EAU Update on Bladder Cancer (BCa19) takes place in Turin, Italy this week. Starting on Fri, May 17, the event will focus on bladder cancer management, led by a wide expert panel of onco-urologists and medical oncologists.

If you are attending this event, be sure to pick up your sample copy of Bladder Cancer from Booth #4, which we are pleased to provide to all delegates acting as media partner for the event.

Join the discussion on Twitter for the event using the hashtag: #BCa19


BLC's New Social Media Editor: Bishoy Faltas, MD

We are pleased to welcome Bishoy Faltas, MD as our new social media edtior! Dr Faltas is a physician-scientist at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA. The research in his lab focuses on studying bladder cancer as a model disease for dissecting the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive the evolution of human cancers.

Dr Bishoy will be sharing journal content and engaging with the bladder cancer research community. If you are not yet interacting with the journal on social media, why not take the time today to follow us on Twitter? You can get our attention by tagging the BLC account @BladderCaJrnl or using the hashtag #BLCjournal.


Call for Papers

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As a member of our research community, we would like to invite you to contribute your own research articles to Bladder Cancer, which offers contributing authors many benefits:

• First class Editorial Board
• Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
• Rapid online publication (pre-press) on acceptance
• Articles are currently published Open Access with no article processing fee

Submit your manuscript online via msTracker
View detailed Instructions to Authors
Aims and Scope


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