Prostate Cancer Research Symposium
Cancer Aid has decided to implement an international symposium focussing on
prostate cancer research. With this meeting, German Cancer Aid would like to
provide an impetus to current aspects of translational prostate cancer research
as well as to support multidisciplinary co-operations in the field, in order to
strengthen prostate cancer research in Germany.
The major aims
of the meeting are:
1. Survey of recent prostate cancer research in Germany
2. Identification of areas requiring further research
3. Discussion about possibilities of coordinated prostate cancer research
and developments of prostate cancer research will be presented by national and
international experts in the field. German Cancer Aid attaches special
importance to the participation of young scientists in this meeting. The
Organisation gratefully acknowledges the time and effort every participant
dedicates to this meeting and is looking forward to a high-level series of
lectures and discussions.
Prostate cancer units: it's about options and quality
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have a wealth of options on how to proceed, but they can pay a high price if the quality of treatment is substandard. Could delivering all prostate care through specialist multiprofessional units be the answer to safeguarding both standards and choice?
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Patients Like Me
PatientsLikeMe® (www.patientslikeme.com) is the
world's leading online health data sharing platform. PatientsLikeMe® creates new
knowledge by charting the real-world course of disease through the shared
experiences of patients.
patients interact to help improve their outcomes, the data they provide helps
researchers learn how these diseases act in the real world and accelerate the
discovery of new, more effective treatments.
Stop Cancer Now!
On 26–27 October 2012 the World Oncology Forum (WOF) gathered in Lugano, Switzerland, with the task of evaluating progress to date in the war against cancer. The Forum was convened by the European School of Oncology, in partnership with The Lancet. It was attended by internationally renowned
epidemiologists, clinicians, researchers, advocates, policy makers and representatives from industry.
The participants concluded that current strategies for controlling cancer are clearly not working: preventable cancers are not being prevented; patients are suffering and dying unnecessarily from cancers that are detectable and treatable; and the model for developing effective new curative
therapies is not fit for purpose and needs a radical rethink.
In its final session, participants agreed on a set of actions that have been shown to work, are achievable everywhere in the world, and are essential if we are to stop the current escalation in the number of men, women and children suffering and dying unnecessarily of cancer.
This 10-point action plan will be published on World Cancer Day, February 4th 2013, in an appeal to governments and policy makers to recognise the catastrophic scale of the human and economic suffering caused by cancer, and to do something about it.
The appeal, appears on February the 4th, under the title Stop Cancer Now!, in advertisements in the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, La Repubblica, El País, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. On the same date the Appeal will be published in The Lancet, along with a commentary and as the subject
of a feature piece in Cancer World magazine. Events are planned in a number of countries to bring the Appeal to the attention of political leaders.
Stop Cancer Now!
Top cancer experts call for urgent global action to save millions of lives
Sign the Proactive Prostates Initiative Call to Action
We call upon
governments, public health institutions, health care workers, and members of
civil society to join this Call to Action. Together we must work towards
ensuring that all men have access to the best possible information and