• European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day - 17 November 2020

Early detection and awareness of prostate cancer

The European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) aims to raise awareness and enhance knowledge of prostate cancer. Oncology specialists, patient advocates, politicians and policymakers gathered for EPAD20 online on 17 November 2020.

Calling on the EU to address PCa in the Cancer Plan

Thank you for joining EPAD20!

The first virtual edition of the European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day is a wrap! The EPAD20 partners would like to thank you for your participation. With nearly 400 viewers joining us live, we look back at a successful edition.

In case you have missed one of the presentations or would like to watch the entire event, the following content is now available:

A special thanks to MEPs Tiemo Wölken and Tomislav Sokol for chairing the programme and addressing the important topics of early detection and awareness raising of prostate cancer.

The EPAD20 partners,

   
   
   
   

 

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Prostate cancer in Europe

Incidence

 

Every year, around 450,000 European men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It has overtaken colorectal cancer.

Mortality

 

107,000 European men die of prostate cancer each year. The cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women.

Costs

 

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