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    Vancouver Region Support Group Meeting

    The 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    Time :  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location : 2F, Bonsor 55+ Seniors Centre

    Address : 6533 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby  ( in Bonsor Recreational Complex near  Metrotown Mall)

    Free Parking

    We welcome all bladder cancers patients, ( including those with a urinary diversion), partners, family and caregivers to obtain information, support and friendship in a safe, confidential and friendly environment.

    For more information about the support group,  please contact  Joe by email (




    Vancouver Region Support Group is hosting the first lecture night on October 15, 2019.

    The speaker is Dr. Richard Wassersug.

    Dr. Richard Wassersug is Honorary Professor of University of British Columbia, Department of Celluar  and Physiological Science.

    The topic of the presentation is “Language of Cancer and Why it matters”.

    7:00-8:00 PM   The presentation by Dr. Wassersug and Q&As.

    8:00-8:10  PM   Break with light refreshment

    8:10-9:00  PM   Regular Discussion among participants

    If you plan to come to the meeting, please contact



    Vancouver Region is having a regular monthly virtual meeting every 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 PM.

    October 20  Speaker’s night

    Morgan Robert is a Ph.D. specializing in immuno-oncology of the bladder.

    Morgan will teach us about our own immune system, the mechanism of BCG treatment for NMIBC, immunotherapy such as Keytruda, Tecentriq for advanced and metastatic bladder cancers, and other immuno-oncology related matters.

    7:00 – 8:00 PM  Lecture and Q&A

    8:00 – 9:00 PM  Regular support group meeting by the participants

    Any bladder cancer patients in BC are welcomed to join the meeting.           Contact for the instruction to join the virtual meeting.


    Vancouver Region Bladder Cancer Patients Support Group continues to have a monthly support group meeting in ZOOM in foreseeable future.

    Until such time when separate support groups are established in different regions in BC,  the ZOOM meeting will enable those who live outside of Greater Vancouver region to participate in the monthly meeting.   Also, the Zoom has given an opportunity to participate in the meeting for those have difficulties in coming to the meeting in person.    Though BC government has removed most of restrictions in regards to the pandemic, we still have 273 people hospitalized and 46 are in intensive care, so the indoor meeting still  is considered as high risk for some patients.  We want everyone be safe.

    We are aware that nothing can replace the value of getting together in persons,  so  in addition of the regular monthly meeting in ZOOM, we plan to have get together outdoor when the weather is nice.

    The next Zoom meeting is May 17, starting at 7:00 PM  PST.

    If you are not already in the support group mailing list and if you are considering to attend the meeting,  please contact for the instruction to join the ZOOM  meeting.








    Vancouver Region Bladder Cancer Patients Support Group has changed its name to BC region Bladder Cancer Patients Support Group

    The support group has seen participants from other parts of British Columbia in the past several months in our monthly Zoom meetings.   We usually have 12-15 participants  in the meeting.  About 3/4 are male and 1/4 are female participants.  From September, the group plans to invite a guest speaker once every 2 or 3 months.    We emphasize privacy and confidentiality of every participant and the atmosphere of the meeting is usually friendly and very supportive to each other.     If you would like to participate in the meeting or wants to find about the meeting,  please contact

    The BC region patients support group meeting is held on 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    The next Zoom meeting is July  19, starting at 7:00 PM  PST.     Attending the meeting is free.


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