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Michelle Battye: Call to Action


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European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 2019

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Michelle Battye: Call to Action

  1. 1. Call to action Michelle Battye EAU EU Policy Coordinator
  2. 2. Call to action – Why now? • PCa most commonly diagnosed cancer in men • Recent evidence demonstrates the efficacy of PCa screening • Experts have shown us that gold standard best practice and new emerging technologies reduce the risk of overdiagnosis
  3. 3. Call to action – What can the EU do? First Recommendation: The 2003 Council Recommendations on population based screening need to be urgently reviewed, with prostate cancer added to the list of cancers to be addressed.
  4. 4. Call to action – What can the EU do? Second Recommendation: Member States should already support a policy update on prostate cancer screening through their work on the EU Joint Action, the Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (IPAAC)
  5. 5. Call to action – What can the EU do? Third Recommendation: MEPs should ensure that European action on Prostate Cancer screening is included in the group manifestos as they prepare for Europe elections
  6. 6. Call to action – What can the EU do? Fourth Recommendation: The new college of Commissioners mandated in 2019 should be empowered by the European Parliament and Member States to support Member States with European guidelines on prostate cancer screening.
  7. 7. Call to action – What can the EU do? Fifth Recommendation: Member States should bring good practice on prostate cancer screening to the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of non-communicable diseases.
  8. 8. Call to action – What can the EU do? Sixth Recommendation: European Commission encouraged to channel more support and funding to Prostate Cancer screening and research
  9. 9. Call to action - Conclusions Let’s use the opportunity of new elections and a new Commission to ensure that Prostate Cancer is given the priority at EU level that is needed!