EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
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Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Role of immunologic prevention and therapy for prostate cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:05
Role of immunologic prevention and therapy for prostate cancer

Analysing several forms of immune modulation for prostate cancer and cases of early detection, Dr Arnulf Stenzl, Chairman, EberhardKarlsUniversity, explains why early treatment using a form of vaccination might treat the disease better
Prostate cancer is …

Optimising prostate cancer care, providing patients with best outcomes
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
Optimising prostate cancer care, providing patients with best outcomes

Innovative genomic-based diagnostic technologies can help patients and healthcare professionals to assess risk and personalise treatment. Claire Takizawa and Juliette Plun-Favreau from Genomic Health explain why barriers to equal access should be urgently addressed
Prostate cancer …

The role of micro-ultrasound imaging in PCa screening and management
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00

ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound offers a 300% improvement in resolution over conventional ultrasound, and is proving highly sensitive to prostate cancer, providing a powerful new tool to improve patient care
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in …

Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy

Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy combines state of the art imaging and radiotherapy techniques. Dr Ben Pais, Vice President Medical Affairs, Elekta, says it will contribute to better, more efficient and cost-effective treatment of patients with …

Need for a multidisciplinary approach to PCa
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00

By Prof Giuseppe Morgia, Urology Section, Department of Surgery, University of Catania
Prostate cancer (PCa) represents the most common cancer in men in developed countries in 2013. Incident cases increased more for prostate cancer than any …

PSA testing: A more informed approach
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00

By Chris Booth, Trustee, CHAPS Men’s Health Charity
Despite continuing controversy, (1) for the foreseeable future the blood test Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) remains the only initial, simple, cheap option available to screen for Prostate Cancer …

Future challenges for better control of prostate cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
Future challenges for better control of prostate cancer

Reducing over-diagnosis and the resulting overtreatment through refined and improved early detection is crucial in improving the quality of life and survival of prostate cancer patients. Dr Tit Albreht, Head of Centre, National Institute of …

Improve access to brachytherapy for all patients across Europe
14 Jul 2017 – 09:35
Improve access to brachytherapy for all patients across Europe

Despite brachytherapy being highly effective among prostate cancer patients, availability of facilities differs across Europe and several countries are still under-equipped. Dr Bradley Pieters, Head – Brachytherapy Department, University of Amsterdam, calls for a uniform …

Ensure patient access to next-generation cancer treatments
14 Jul 2017 – 09:31
Ensure patient access to next-generation cancer treatments

There have been several new promising therapies for prostate cancer, but many patients across Europe are not yet getting equal access to treatment. Dr Marisca Marian from Bayer calls on policy makers, researchers and key …

A radical vision to beat prostate cancer in Europe
14 Jul 2017 – 09:30
A radical vision to beat prostate cancer in Europe

An increasing trend in the incidence of prostate cancer (PCa) has been observed in almost all European countries over the last few decades. There are no population-based, organised programmes for PCa in Europe as existing …