From: 27/01/2017 to: 27/01/2017 Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection (ECCO2017 Society Day), Amsterdam, The Netherlands                                        From: 27/01/2017 to: 28/01/2017 Workshop of the European Laryngeal Society: Early Cancer of the Larynx, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 02/02/2016 to: 03/02/2016 ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology 2016, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 1/03/2017 to: 3/03/2017 Innovation in Radio-Oncology Course, Tel Aviv, Israel                                        From: 03/03/2017 to: 06/03/2017 Masterclass in Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Njimegen, The Netherlands                                        From: 24/03/2017 to: 24/03/2017 4th ESO Prostate Cancer Observatory: innovation and care in the next 12 months, London, United Kingdom                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 16th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 10th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 12/04/2017 to: 13/04/2017 9th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2017, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 26/04/2017 to: 30/04/2017 3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, San Jose, Costa Rica                                        From: 7/05/2017 to: 7/05/2017 4th ESO Lung Cancer Observatory, Geneva, Switzerland                                        From: 18/05/2017 to: 19/05/2017 Eurasia Course on Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Moscow, Russian Federation                                        From: 22/05/2017 to: 26/05/2017 3rd ESOP-ESO Advanced Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 10/06/2017 to: 13/06/2017 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 21/06/2017 to: 23/06/2017 Masterclass in Oncology Basics for Beginners, Cambridge, United Kingdom                                        From: 30/06/2017 to: 05/07/2017 4th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 13/07/2017 to: 18/07/2017 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 28/08/2017 to: 08/09/2017 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Antwerp, Belgium                                        From: 06/10/2017 to: 07/10/2017 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 18/10/2017 ESO Breast Cancer Observatory, Tehran, Iran                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 1st Mediterranean Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus
Prostate cancer programme
Coordinator:
R. Valdagni, IT


Our approach:
The widely recognised benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer may be particularly important in prostate cancer, where there are so many treatment options to choose from. It offers patients the best chance of receiving high-quality medical procedures administered by a team of specialists in prostate disease, which is able to tailor treatment and observational strategies to their need, and ensure access to specialist counselling, supportive care and rehabilitation.


 “The Requirements of a Specialist Prostate Cancer Unit:
 A Discussion Paper From the European School of Oncology”
 Authors: Riccardo Valdagni, Peter Albers, Chris Bangma, Lawrence Drudge-Coates, Tiziana Magnani, Clare Moynihan, Chris Parker,
 Kathy Redmond, Cora N. Sternberg, Louis Denis,
Alberto Costa
 EJC, Volume 47, No. 1, January 2011 pages 1-7


 Click here to download the PDF version of the article.
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The ESO Prostate Cancer Programme
ESO felt the need to organise specific educational activities in prostate cancer after the success of the Inside Track Conference: “Predictive Modelling in Prostate Cancer” held in Venice on 17-19 April 2008.
More than 240 participants from 23 countries attended  the talks by opinion leaders in the field of prostate cancer prediction (Gene profile, Biomarkers, Histopathology, Systems Pathology, Indolent Cancer, Surgery, Radiation, Medical Oncology, etc).

Aims
 1. Contribute culturally to the fight against prostate cancer
 2. Organise focused  educational events
 3. Support the advocacy group “Europa Uomo - The European Prostate Coalition” (
www.europa-uomo.org)
 4. Address the issue of the multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer

Core Topics
1. Predictive modelling
2. Active surveillance
3. Multidisciplinary and multiprofessional approach to and management of to the disease


Activities


1.  Predictive modelling
ESO Inside Track Conferences
 
  
 Predictive Modelling in Prostate Cancer
   17-19 April 2008, Venice, Italy
   The proceedings of the Conference  are published in Cancer (Vol 115, Issue 13, July  1, 2009) 
   Further information available here
  
ESO-MSKCC joint conference - Prostate cancer: Predictive models for decision making
   7-9 April 2011, New York ,US
  
  
2.  Active surveillance
ESO Inside Track Conference
  
 -  Active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer
   12-13 January 2012, Rotterdam, NL

- Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer 
  21-22 February 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer 
  12-13 February 2016, Milan, Italy
  
  
 3. Multidisciplinary approach to the disease
Prostate Cancer Units
  
 

 Publications:

-  "The Requirements of a Specialist Prostate Cancer Unit.
   A Discussion  Paper From the European School of Oncology”
   EJC, Volume 47, No. 1, January 2011 pages 1-7
  
-  Poster “Prostate Cancer Units in Europe: from utopia to dream to reality?”
   Anticancer Research , vol. 31, n. 5, 2011 (abstract n. 247)

-  "Prostate Cancer Units – has it come the time to discuss this thorny issue and promote their establishment in Europe?"
   European Urology (accepted for publication, 31 July 2011)

-  Prostate Cancer Units: the Patients' perspective"
   European Urology (accepted for publication, 31 July 2011)

-  “Europa Uomo – The European Prostate Coalition” co-operates with ESO within the Prostate Programme.
   This is a contribution written by Louis Denis, Secretary of Europa Uomo.
   “Prostate cancer Units (PCU): A Patients’ Perspective
   ecancermedicalscience, 2 August 2011

Scientific sessions:

-  Multidisciplinary approach in genito-urinary oncology
   The prostate cancer sessions presented at ECCLU were approved by the Programme Coordinator    
   Educational cancer Convention Lugano (ECCLU) - What’s new and what’s true in genito-urinary oncology?
   12-14 May 2011, Lugano, CH (An ESO Conference supported by ESMO and held under the auspices of the ESU

-  Prostate Cancer Units in Italia: un modello perseguibile?  
   A Session organised at XXI Congresso Nazionale SIUrO,
   22-24 giugno 2011, Napoli, IT    

Prostate Cancer Units: Purpose and requirements
   A European School of Oncology symposium
   ECCO- ESMO European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress
   25 September 2011 (16:45-18:15) - Stockholm, Sweden
   Click here to download the PDF of the symposium.                

  
  
 4.e-learning activities
e-sessions
  
 Several outstanding e-sessions are organised  in the frame of www.e-eso.net to address the areas of interest and the topic of prostate cancer in general.
Please see
www.e-eso.net

e-sessions on prostate cancer are scheduled regularly and can be attended here  



For further information please contact:
Rita De Martini
ESO Prostate Cancer Programme
e-mail:
prostate@eso.net