Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in the 2020’s – an update for primary care professionals

The EFPC will be hosting a webinar on Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in the 2020’s – an update for primary care professionals, next Thursday  10 November, at 12h (CET).

Please register using our online registration form. For further information please feel free to contact us


Prostate Cancer is on the rise. It is Europe’s most common cancer and as people are living longer, in many Northern European countries (such as the UK and Germany), it is overtaking colorectal cancer to become the second male cancer killer (behind lung cancer).

In this session, we would like to update participants from primary care on the most up to date scientific evidence regarding PSA testing and early detection of Prostate Cancer. We will address the issues related to PSA testing and overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and learn how PSA is now being used in a smarter way, including through risk stratification/ risk calculators and the use of MRI to tackle these challenges while lowering mortality rates, and catching cancers at early stages.

The session will take participants through some of the freely available risk calculators which can be used by primary health care practitioners. It also hopes to give some practical advice on the shared decision-making process around early detection of Prostate Cancer, where the risks and benefits on the basis of recent scientific evidence can be openly discussed with patients and their families. We will touch on the current treatment and management strategies for Prostate Cancer patients, including Active Surveillance, which is aimed at avoiding overtreatment. We will also hear from GPs who will give their views and advice and we will leave plenty of time for question and discussion.


Welcome by Moderator: Diederik Aarendonk from EFPC 

  • Setting the scene: Hein Van Poppel from  EAU
  • Issues on the early detection of PCa in Primary Care: Josep Maria Vilaseca from WONCA
  • Risk Stratification in Primary care: Monique Roobol Erasmus MC R’Dam and ERSPC coordinator
  • How to involve the broad range of PC?  How do we update/inform PC? Practical issues.
    • UEMO’s view: Tiago Villanueva
    • WONCA’s view: Mehmet Ungan
  • Discussion