Need for Research
Bladder cancer is arguably an “invisible” cancer. Despite is prevalence and toll, bladder cancer commands strikingly little public attention and media coverage compared with other cancer types. Funding for bladder cancer research is similarly skewed.
While surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can be used to treat the disease, current treatment protocols are often invasive and newer, “bladder-sparing” treatment techniques require additional improvement before they can be broadly used to benefit patients.
Medical, surgical and radiation oncology experts at Johns Hopkins work together as a team to coordinate care for bladder cancer patients. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Brady Urological Institute have extensive websites dedicated to bladder cancer treatment. The Johns Hopkins Health Library has detailed, general information about bladder cancer.