• European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 27 September 2017

Join the European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 2017

The European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) aims to raise awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the management of prostate cancer. Political and scientific influencers will gather for this yearly event in the European Parliament on 27 September 2017.

 

Taking steps in improving Prostate Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer is on the rise and the most frequent cancer in men. In fact, it is the third most common cause of death in men in Europe, with important consequences for healthcare systems. Saving lives and ensuring a high quality of life requires immediate European actions.

To raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of the management of prostate cancer, Europa Uomo, the European Association of Urology (EAU) and its partners organise a European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) on 27 September 2017. Policy makers, scientific experts, European associations working in the urological field and representatives of European patient groups with an interest in prostate disease will come together in the European Parliament.

Following a White Paper on Prostate Cancer, that was launched January 2017 by Europa Uomo, ECPC and the EAU, the next steps to lower the risks and improve the management and care of prostate cancer will be discussed by key influencers in both the political and scientific arena. The meeting will be hosted by Mr Alojz Peterle, President of the “MEPs against Cancer” group (MAC) and Mrs Marian Harkin, MEP and member of the MAC Group.

We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels on 27 September to contribute to jointly improve Prostate Cancer Care!

 

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Prostate Cancer in Europe

Prevalence

 

More than two million European men are living with prostate cancer.

Mortality

 

Each year, over 92,000 men in the European Member States die of prostate cancer.

Costs

 

The yearly costs of PCa in Europe are over 9 billion euros, with healthcare accounting for 5.8 billion euros.