Patients in Focus

IF 18 - Early detection and early diagnosis of prostate cancer, lung cancer and the involvement of radiologists

March 5, 10:30 - 11:30 CET

IF 18-3
10 min
Introduction
1. To learn about the recent evolution of the importance of imaging in early detection of cancer.
2. To appreciate and to show that the way forward is multidisciplinary.
3. To understand the need for a uniform knowledgebase to set common standards across national borders.
IF 18-4
10 min
Radiology in the 2021 guidelines on the early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer
1. To learn that the European Association of Urology?s guidelines committee on the treatment of prostate cancer has a multi-professional composition.
2. To appreciate that the EAU guidelines are evidence-based, which explains why they are sometimes lagging, awaiting evidence, with EAU guidelines being reviewed every year.
3. To understand that the radiologist is a vital contributor in the early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer.
IF 18-5
10 min
The patient's view on early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer
1. To learn that patients are entitled to the least invasive diagnostic pathway.
2. To appreciate that decisions on treatment and procedures must be taken between the clinician (prescriber) and patient, eventually with the intervention of a multi-disciplinary tumour (MDT) board (for treatments).
3. To understand that patients may be aware of new procedural and treatment options long before they will be evidence based, and that the MDT must be willing to discuss them anyway and refer patients to clinical trials.
IF 18-6
10 min
Lung cancer early detection and diagnosis: the value of radiology
1. To learn that pulmonologists and radiologists share common key roles in setting up quality rich programmes for the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.
2. To appreciate that prevention of lung cancer is part of deciding the risk for individual patients and proposing early detection to them.
3. To understand that the evidence is still being built to optimise early detection and diagnosis through the collaboration of radiologists and pulmonologists in high quality settings.
IF 18-7
10 min
The patient's view on early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer
1. To learn that effective preventive measures go hand-in-hand with early detection and diagnosis in bringing down lung cancer numbers.
2. To appreciate that patients are a partner in fighting the human cost of lung cancer and that they need to be partners in efforts to detect and diagnose lung cancer early.
3. To understand that patients are entitled to cost-effective and top-quality early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer in partnership with pulmonologists and radiologists.
IF 18-8
10 min
Panel discussion: How can we reach the objectives to organise early detection and diagnosis of cancers in Europe for high prevalence cancers?