Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Tit Albreht: Reflections on early detection and screening

645 views

Published on

European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 2019

Published in: Healthcare
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Tit Albreht: Reflections on early detection and screening

  1. 1. Reflections on early detection and screening Assoc Prof Tit Albreht, MD, PhD, Scientific Co-ordinator of iPAAC, NIJZ, e-mail: tit.albreht@nijz.si
  2. 2. THE APPROACH AND THE STRUCTURE Identified key topics: - Cancer prevention - Public health genomics - Cancer registries in the future development of cancer care - Challenges in cancer care - Innovative therapies in cancer - Governance of cancer care and cancer control EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019
  3. 3. Strategies focusing on men • Generally – reducing the stigma of cancer in the society • Encouraging positive messages from early detection and screening • Identifying social vulnerable groups of men who are even more at risk due to their poor health literacy • Promoting evidence-based and organised screening and early detection programmes EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019
  4. 4. Challenges in men’s health • Overall, men are more at risk for dying prematurely • They are also at risk for their diseases in general to be detected at later stages • It is important to develop different approaches in stimulating their responsiveness to preventative activities • Both screening and early detection are important and relevant strategies, but … • … They require intense work with target populations and identification of gaps EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019
  5. 5. Screening and early detection are equally important • Screening is complex and can only be introduced on solid evidence on benefits at the population level • Not all cancers can be screened for and/or might not be suitable for a population-based screening programmes • Screening will need to become stratified for some cancers with very divergent risks • Early detection strategies have a fringe benefit of bringing more attention to the cancer and might encourage hesitating persons EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019
  6. 6. Challenges of the current situation • No structured recommendations or guidelines, which leave space to variation both within and across countries • The magnitude of the problem is such that guidelines are necessary, both from the point of view of efficiency as well as from the perspective of transparency • Risk stratification of the target population • Involvement of the primary care professionals • Reducing the burden of disease in the population, which is now still active EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019
  7. 7. iPAAC – IMPLEMENTING FOR THE FUTURE THANK YOU! EPAD Brussels, 22 January 2019

×