The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a community of patients, caregivers, survivors, advocates, medical and research professionals united in support of people touched by bladder cancer. Since their founding in 2005, BCAN has been on the front lines advocating for greater public awareness and increased funding for research to identify effective treatments and eventually, a cure for bladder cancer. Each year, they provide thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their bladder cancer journey. They work collaboratively with the medical and research professionals who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bladder cancer and empower the patient community by allowing them to share experiences with others, and to participate in building awareness of the need for a cure.
BCAN research funds investigators selected for excellence in clinical practice and basic research who contribute to improving clinical care and progressing bladder cancer science. Since their founding, BCAN has invested $5 million in bladder cancer research. In 2018, BCAN was recognized by Charity Navigator as one of "America's Top 10 Best Medical Research Nonprofit."
The PAN Foundation partners with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network to provide education and support services to patients living with Bladder Cancer.