n° 158 | January 31, 2022
In this issue:

EU’s science experts favour organised prostate screening

Programmes backed by strong evidence say advisors to Beating Cancer Plan
26 Jan 2022

Prostate cancer diagnoses drop dramatically

New UK evidence indicates that COVID-19 has resulted in disease being spotted later
20 Jan 2022

EUPROMS 2.0 brings 'magnificent' response

Quality of life survey closes and analysis begins
17 Jan 2022

Use of dietary supplements is prevalent among cancer survivors

Belief that they prevent recurrence is mistaken, say researchers
14 Jan 2022
Prostate Research and Treatments

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Programme

Hormone therapy, also known as Androgen Deprivation Therapy or ADT, is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, but it has many side effects.

The European Association of Urology (EAU), in collaboration with a number of institutions in the UK and Ireland, offers support to prostate cancer patients who are undergoing hormone therapy or are about to start. The ADT Educational Programme is a free 1.5-hour online class during which patients and loved ones will:

  • Learn about side effects of ADT
  • Learn how to manage side effects
  • Complete goal setting exercises to help manage ADT side effects
  • Have an opportunity to listen and share experiences with other patients and their loved ones about their quality of life whilst on ADT

The programme is designed for both patients and their partners or loved ones. Patients who are not in a relationship are encouraged to invite a family member or close friend to attend the session with them.
Participants receive a free copy of the book Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones.

Visit www.LifeOnADT.com or use your mobile phone and scan the QR code to register.

Europa Uomo News

Europa Uomo General Assembly 2022 - SAVE THE DATE

Leusden, The Netherlands – June 10-11, 2022

The Dutch patient organization, Prostaatkankerstichting –PKS, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in June and invites all participants in the GA and any accompanying partners to attend an interesting program on 10 June in the newest theater in the Netherlands. Presentations are simultaneously translated (English).

During the GA on Saturday morning, 11 June, there is a special activity for the partners.

On Saturday afternoon, a visit will be made to one of the largest container terminals in the world. This is followed by a boat trip to the ports of Rotterdam with a view of the skyline of that city.

The day will be concluded with a dinner at a historic site.

The 2022 General Assembly of Europa Uomo will be held on Saturday 11th June in Leusden, The Netherlands in Hotel van der Valk Leusden.

The official language of the General Assembly is English. The meeting includes:

  • The presentation of the Board’s Report for the year
  • The approval of the accounts and budget
  • The election of members to the Board of Europa Uomo
  • At the GA 2022, there are two positions to be filled as the incumbents have completed their second three-year term. Please start thinking on nominating a candidate for the Board of Europa Uomo.
  • Masterclass at the Donor’s Day of PKS including results EUPROMS 2.0

Preliminary schedule

Thursday, June 9th 2022

  • Morning: Arrival Board member
  • Afternoon:Board meeting + GA Delegates arrive in Leusden
  • Evening (19:00): Dinner

Friday, June 10th 2022

  • Donor’s day PKS
  • Evening (19:00): Dinner

Saturday, June 11th 2022

  • 8:30 – 12:00: GA (incl. lunch in meeting room)
  • 12:30 – 22:30: Social activity + dinner in Rotterdam

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

  • Departure

Each member organisation may send 2 delegates. EUomo will pay for economy class flights as well as hotel accommodation for a maximum of 3 nights (for GA delegates). Member organizations may also send a 3rd delegate at that organisation’s own expenses.

Partners are welcome but must pay for their travel, €30 per day for dinner and the difference between a single and double room.

Registration forms will be send out by February 15th, 2022.

Let’s hope Covid is kind to us and allows us to organize an in-person General Assembly!


A first meeting with the data analysis team of Prof. M. Roobol is planned for February 1, 2022.

Possibly some first results will come forward.

Items of Interest

The European Cancer Summit 2021 - Report

Every year, at the European Cancer Summit, the European Cancer Organisation brings together leading oncology experts, experienced patient advocates, key opinion leaders, policy makers and politicians to discuss key issues in reducing the burden of cancer, saving, and improving the lives of patients and the public.

This year’s European Cancer Summit on 17-18 November focused on the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission’s recommendations.

See details below on all of the ways you can review the content and discussions from this important event:

The Active Surveillor: Some of the news on AS that fits.

AnCan AS moderator and ASPI co-founder Howard Wolinsky has just launched a newsletter that you may find of interest.
It’s called “The Active Surveillor: Some of the news on AS that fits.”
It contains news and opinion about AS. You can contribute your own articles about your journey and related topics.
To get a free subscription go to: howardwolinsky.substack.com

The first edition includes a story on how some men with Gleason 6 lesions whose cancers have progressed can remain on active surveillance for years, an update on prostate cancer statistics in 2022 (localized cancer stabilized, but a mixed bag on cancers outside the capsule), and a link to Howard’s article on AS in STAT News (https://www.statnews.com/2022/01/11/active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/).

Wolinsky is a Chicago-based medical journalist and author. He has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and has won awards from the National Press Club, the Chicago Headline Club and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). The National Institutes of Health and AHCJ selected him to be a fellow to study reporting and cancer.

ASPI webinar: 'A Cultural Biography of the Prostate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly?'

A Cultural Biography of the Prostate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly?

February 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST (or 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CET)

Ericka Johnson, PhD, professor of gender and society, Linköping University, Sweden, has a new book on the prostate entitled, “A Cultural Biography of the Prostate.” She examines the gland from a societal and historic point of view; the mistreatment and manhandling of men and their prostates throughout history, how the same surgical group that created the mastectomy went on to roll out the prostatectomy, how famed medical artists did not take note of the prostate until the 15th century, and other facts and myths about the prostate.

Find out more + registration

Read Doc Moyad’s What Works and What is Worthless Also Known as "No Bogus Science" Column

Do you remember the columns Doc Moyad’s What Works and What is Worthless Also Known as “No Bogus Science” from the Us TOO’s Hot SHEET newsletter?

They were written by Dr. Mark A. Moyad of the University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Urology with the hopes of offering some very practical advice to improve health outcomes.

In the latest issue, written for the ZEROHOUR newsletter, he addresses a very exciting new report about the positive effects of exercise that should get you moving.


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