As founding sponsor of the Canadian Bladder Cancer Information System (CBCIS), Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) has provided significant funding since 2014 to help launch this project. Several forward-looking pharmaceutical companies have also been funding CBCIS.
CBCIS is a database that collects depersonalized information about current bladder cancer practice and treatment outcomes. CBCIS has been actively enrolling participants in many health centres in Canada (see map below for locations). To date, over 3700 participants have been enrolled in the database.
The CBCIS serves as a Canadian multidisciplinary and multi-centre prospective database platform and resource.
The CBCIS database captures bladder cancer history of the participants as well as their relevant medical information, for further analysis and research. In addition, this database captures contemporary management, practice patterns and outcomes across the entire spectrum of the bladder cancer population.
The goal of CBCIS is identify gaps in bladder cancer care, evaluate unmet needs, and improve the management of bladder cancer patients. Over the next several years, the aim is to have CBCIS become a rich repository to find answers to important questions about the clinical management of bladder cancer.