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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Bladder Cancer, Including Staging and Grading, in the Context of COVID, Seasonal Flu & RSV
  • Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Update on Clinical Trials
  • The Role of Diagnostic Technologies, Genomics & Precision Medicine
  • Targeted Treatments: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • The Role of Immunotherapy
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Follow-Up Care Appointments and Plans
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, Including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Randy F. Sweis, MD

Physician-Scientist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Committee on Cancer Biology, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, Committee on Immunology, Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago


Vignesh T. Packiam, MD

Associate Professor of Urologic Oncology, Director of GU Clinical and Translational Research, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood-Johnson University Medical School


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Patricia Rios, MBA, MPH

Senior Education & Advocacy Manager, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on January 24, 2024.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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