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ESMO Releases New Patient Guide in Prostate Cancer

13 Nov 2018
Genitourinary cancers

ESMO is pleased to present a new ESMO Patient Guide in Prostate Cancer, an important new edition in our Patient Guide Series.

Reflecting key developments in the field, this new ESMO Patient Guide in Prostate Cancer delivers the following new information compared to the previous edition:

  • Information added on the main types of prostate cancer
  • Section on Gleason score updated to reflect current system
  • Text added on the use of MRI, PET and CT in disease staging
  • Sections added to explain watchful waiting and active surveillance
  • Algorithms added to show treatment options at each stage of disease
  • Abiraterone added as a first-line option for metastatic disease
  • Section added for younger patients
  • Text added on clinical trials, including immunotherapy
  • Section added on supplementary interventions (supportive, palliative, survivorship and end-of-life care)
  • Tables covering the important side effects of all systemic treatments
  • Section added on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and exercise
  • Section added on the long-term effects of treatment

The previous edition of this guide was translated into different languages through the kind support of national medical associations and patient advocacy organisations. The availability of translations in languages spoken across continents ensured the guide was well received in many countries worldwide.  We welcome support for the translation and dissemination of this new and updated version. To express an interest in providing a translation, please contact ESMO.

This guide has been developed and reviewed by an editorial board composed of:

Representatives of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Alan Horwich; Jennifer Lamarre; Claire Bramley; Svetlana Jezdic; and Jean-Yves Douillard

Representatives of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)

Villa Giulia; Erik Van Muilekom; and Anita Margulies 

Representatives of Europa Uomo

John Dowling; and André Deschamps

Representatives of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)

Ken Mastris; Anna Rek; and Lydia Makaroff

ESMO Patient Guides on other topics are available here. The medical information in all of our Patient Guides is based on the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Last update: 13 Nov 2018

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