Programme

The EU Cancer Plan: An opportunity for enhanced action on early detection of prostate cancer

The virtual programme for the European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD20) on Tuesday 17 November 2020 takes place from 17.30 – 19.00 CET. It will feature prostate cancer health care professionals, patient advocates, politicians and policymakers, hosted by MEP Tiemo Wölken (DE) and MEP Tomislav Sokol (HR), moderated by Mr. Erik Briers (BE, Europa Uomo) and Mrs. Jarka Bloemberg (NL, European Association of Urology).

17.30 – 17.40 Introduction MEP Tiemo Wölken (DE) and MEP Tomislav Sokol (HR)
17.40 – 18.05 Panel 1: Why is early detection of prostate cancer important & what does an effective early detection programme involve?

With:

Setting the scene Prof. Hein Van Poppel (BE), European Association of Urology

Results of clinical trials: latest ERSPC data, Rotterdam cohort Prof. Monique Roobol (NL), European Randomized study of Screening for Prostate Cancer

Role of MRI Prof. Jelle Barentsz (NL), Radboudumc

Moderator update from chat, Q&A, and/or poll

18.05 – 18.35 Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer patients Mr. André Deschamps (BE), Europa Uomo

Awareness Raising Ms. Sarah Coghlan (GB), Movember

A European algorithm for early detection? Prof. Hein Van Poppel (BE), European Association of Urology

Industry role in establishing high-quality MRI pathways Dr. Gregor Thörmer (DE), Siemens Healthineers representing COCIR

Moderator update from chat, Q&A, and/or poll

18.35 – 19.00 Panel 2: How can this be supported at EU level?

With:

Opportunities under the framework of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan Dr. Paolo Guglielmetti (IT), DG Sante Cancer taskforce

Complementary approach of the EU Cancer Mission Dr. Christine Chomienne (FR), vice-chair of the Mission Board Cancer at the European Commission

Summary of debate and concluding remarks MEP Tiemo Wölken (DE) and MEP Tomislav Sokol (HR)

 

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