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Another Milestone!

November 21, 2017

HJCBCF is proud to present another (very large) check to UW Medicine for bladder cancer research this week, in the amount of $25,000!  We’re quickly approaching the 100k mark! Thank you to everyone who helped make this latest donation possible.

Golf Tournament Raises $22K For Bladder Cancer Research

June 18, 2017

Puget Sound golf enthusiasts and bladder cancer advocates came together in July to tee off for a great cause at the 4th annual Howard J. Cohen Bladder Cancer Foundation golf tournament, a fundraising event to support bladder cancer research at UW urology and affiliated research centers. Participants raised over $22,000 while enjoying Mukilteo’s beautiful Harbour Pointe course.

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Predicting Treatment Response To Chemotherapy.

June 9, 2017

Half of patients receiving chemotherapy for bladder cancer will fail to respond.  Predicting those most likely to respond can better direct patients to surgery or clinical trials. Using bladder tumor specimens from those undergoing either surgery or autopsy, molecular signatures will be defined and tested to predict response to standard chemotherapy.  Theses tissue samples were collected as a result of the HJC Bladder Cancer Foundation Funding

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Identifying Novel Treatments For Bladder Cancer.

June 8, 2017

Only two drugs have been approved for bladder cancer in the past 30 years.  Based on initial results from funding from the HJC Bladder Cancer Foundation, we have identified a novel pathway to treat bladder cancer.  We propose to utilize both cell lines and unique patient-derived xenografts (Funded from the HJC Bladder Cancer Foundation), to test these finding with the subsequent step resulting in human clinical trials.

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Improving Detection And Monitoring Of Bladder Cancer.

June 7, 2017

Enhanced ultrasound has the potential detect and monitor bladder cancer at a lower health care cost with high patient benefits in terms of a nonionizing imaging, safe contrast with no harmful effects on the kidneys and easy repeatability and high accuracy.  We will perform a clinical study to detect, stage, and grade bladder tumors and monitor changes due to therapy using ultrasound.

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Building The Bladder Cancer Tissue Biorepository.

June 6, 2017

In order to study bladder cancer, a tumor tissue, blood, DNA, RNA, patient characteristics and outcomes are required.  The requires a significant investment in infrastructure and personnel.  The HJC Bladder Cancer Foundation has been instrument in the initial establishment of the protocols and tumor collection to date.  The goal is to collect these data and samples on every patient treated with bladder

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