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Prostate Cancer Unit Initiative in Europe: a position paper by the European School of Oncology

Valdagni, Riccardo, Van Poppel, Hendrik, Aitchison, Michael, Albers, Peter, Berthold, Dominik, Bossi, Alberto, Brausi, Maurizio, Denis, Louis, Drudge-Coates, Lawrence, De Santis, Maria, Feick, Günther, Harrison, Chris, Haustermans, Karin, Hollywood, Donal, Hoyer, Morton, Hummel, Henk, Mason, Malcolm David, Mirone, Vincenzo, Müller, Stefan C., Parker, Chris, Saghatchian, Mahasti, Sternberg, Cora N., Tombal, Bertrand, van Muilekom, Erik, Watson, Maggie, Wesselmann, Simone, Wiegel, Thomas, Magnani, Tiziana and Costa, Alberto 2015. Prostate Cancer Unit Initiative in Europe: a position paper by the European School of Oncology. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 95 (2) , pp. 133-143. 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2015.05.014

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The Prostate Cancer Programme of the European School of Oncology developed the concept of specialised interdisciplinary and multiprofessional prostate cancer care to be formalized in Prostate Cancer Units (PCU). After the publication in 2011 of the collaborative article “The Requirements of a Specialist Prostate Cancer Unit: A Discussion Paper from the European School of Oncology”, in 2012 the PCU Initiative in Europe was launched. A multiprofessional Task Force of internationally recognized opinion leaders, among whom representatives of scientific societies, and patient advocates gathered to set standards for quality comprehensive prostate cancer care and designate care pathways in PCUs. The result was a consensus on 40 mandatory and recommended standards and items, covering several macro-areas, from general requirements to personnel to organization and case management. This position paper describes the relevant, feasible and applicable core criteria for defining PCUs in most European countries delivered by PCU Initiative in Europe Task Force.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prostate cancer unit; Multidisciplinary and multiprofessional approach; Minimal requirement; Prostate cancer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1040-8428
Date of Acceptance: 26 May 2015
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:18

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