Welcome everyone to the meeting and thank them for coming
In particular, I would like to thank the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis for joining us and showing his support for this important issue
Say what the EAU does: Guidelines, patient information, urology journal, education and training
EAU co-organised this event with our partners to promote the White Paper and to call for more action at EU level to tackle some of the challenges together. Event aims to aaise awareness of the prevalence of the disease and how we can make improvements in the future.
Prevention > Awareness
Diagnosis > Standardised & Multidisciplinary
Treatment > Personalised & Equal level of care
Patient-centred, multidisciplinary approach Equitable access to novel technology Personalized medicine Consistent Health Technology Assessment (HTA) should be performed for optimised allocation of resources Awareness campaigns Survivorship cancer plans
We need to collaborate to create a better future for all Europe’s PCa patients. Patients, clinicians, researchers must engage with all EU institutions.
This white paper wouldn’t be possible with the help of our partners. It’s clearly teamwork and the EAU would be happy to lead this transition in the future.
EPAD 2017 - Chris Chapple
Prostate Cancer Europe 2017
By Professor Chris Chapple
Secretary General of
the European Association of Urology (EAU)
The impact of PCa on the European Society
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Europe for males
• Each year 417.000 men in Europe are diagnosed with prostate cancer
• 1 in 7 men in Europe will develop prostate cancer before the age of 85
• More than two million men living with prostate cancer
• 92.200 European men die of the disease every year
• The yearly costs of PCa in Europe is over 9 billion euros
Health care burden of PCa is expected to
increase dramatically the coming years in
• Ageing society will lead to higher
incidence and thus prevalence
• As a result the costs related to
PCa will increase significantly
Now is the time to raise greater awareness of Prostate Cancer in the EU!
The white paper
Initiative of the EAU together with: