n° 180 | December 2023
In this issue:

Most patients with metastatic prostate cancer not getting new treatments

Study finds new life-extending drugs only reach a third of those who need them
14 Dec 2023

New Europe-wide prostate cancer programme needed, Commission told

Agenda-setting report from ECO the EAU
11 Dec 2023

The race for greater prostate cancer awareness

More reports of member organisation activity during November
5 Dec 2023
Europa Uomo News

EU-ProPER survey closes at the end of December 2023

We have reached the landmark of over 1.000 surveys completed in our EU-ProPER research study of partners of men with prostate cancer, and the number continues to quietly rise.

The survey will close at the end of December 2023. May we count on all our members, contacts and readers to continue to promote the survey to your networks and contacts? Europa Uomo would be very grateful.

The EU-ProPER study centres around an online survey for spouses, partners and caregivers, asking simple questions about how their partner’s prostate cancer has affected them. The survey is available in 17 languages.


Europa Uomo's new webinar

On Thursday, 25th January 2024, from 5m to 6 pm, Europa Uomo will hold a new Zoom webinar entitled: “Pushing the Limits of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Characterisation through AI-based Tools”. The webinar will be led by Cosimo Pieri (Italy) and Tania Estapé (Spain), both Europa Uomo Board members.

The speakers are: Professor Manolis Tsiknakis, Professor Daniele Regge, Dr Nickolas Papanikolaou.

Welcome/Introduction – Cosimo Pieri
ProCancer-I Project: platform and AI tools – Manolis Tsiknakis
What issues are clinicians confronted with? – Daniele Regge,
AI-based models for prostate cancer management: ProCAncer-I Experience – Nickolas Papanikolaou
Q & A

To register in advance for this meeting, please contact info@europa-uomo.org

How can cancer patients enjoy the Christmas celebrations?

At the 2024 Europa Uomo General Assembly, our members will vote on the application of ELLOK (the Helenic Cancer Federation) to become an associate member of Europa Uomo.

In order to provide as much support as possible to cancer patients, ELLOK collaborated in creating a guide with suggestions for entertainment and recreation during the holidays, specifically tailored for patients undergoing oncological treatment.

You may find the guide in English through the following link: https://ellok.org/imerides_ekstraties/christmas_ideas-eng/

Europa Uomo wishes you a holiday season filled with joy and light

Items of Interest

INTERACT-EUROPE: Multidisciplinary cancer care in every country in Europe

INTERACT-EUROPE was an 18-month project, ending in November 2023, created as part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and co-funded by the EU under the EU4Health programme 2021–2027. It has produced a blueprint for high functioning multidisciplinary cancer care in every country in Europe, aimed at policy-makers, cancer centres, oncology educators and others.

The blueprint, available for download, includes the following recommendations:

  • Coordinate a European approach to inter-specialty cancer training
  • Develop and deliver an inter-specialty cancer training curriculum
  • Deploy inter-specialty cancer training in cancer centres
  • Enhance inter-specialty cancer training through technology-enhanced learning


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