EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30 | No Comment

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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The future of European development
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
The future of European development

The challenges facing the EU and its neighbours over the next two years are numerous and increasing by the day. Linda McAvan MEP fears that the EU cannot deliver the SDGs as planned if Brexit …

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 …

Latest twists in PCa diagnosis and treatment
14 Jul 2017 – 09:25
Latest twists in PCa diagnosis and treatment

Prof Dr Hein Van Poppel, Adjunct Secretary General – Education, European Association for Urology, provides an overview of the latest in the fast moving field of prostate cancer diagnosis and management
Population based PSA screening has …

Integrating patient preference into treatment decisions prove crucial
14 Jul 2017 – 09:25
Integrating patient preference into treatment decisions prove crucial

Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition, Dr Lydia Makaroff, writes that patients should be partners in their own treatments, as well as empowered to offer insights and practical recommendations to improve policy
The rates of …