Prostate cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in Europe and the most common cancer among European men,1 making it a major cause of morbidity. Risk factors for prostate cancer include, increasing age, genetic susceptibility, glucose intolerance and environmental factors.2
The Prostate Cancer Learning Hub has been designed with the busy healthcare professional in mind. The resource conveniently organises a range of up-to-date education content, reference materials and decision support tools, all focussing on prostate cancer.
Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J et al. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer 2013;49:1374-1403. EUCAN fact sheet. Estimated incidence, mortality & prevalence, 2012.
Tewari R, Rajender S, Natu SM et al. Diet, obesity, and prostate health: are we missing the link? J Androl 2012;33:763-776.
Soft Tissue Sarcomas (STS) are malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in tissues which connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. Muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and synovial tissues are types of soft tissue.
Management of soft tissue sarcoma depends on the stage of disease and histological subtype.1 Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for patients with localised disease and is often curative. However, as recurrence is likely to occur when tumour cells remain after surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy is often also considered, especially for patients with intermediate or high-grade tumours. Radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to help cure cancers, is also often administered for patients in whom surgery is inappropriate or who decline surgery.1
For soft tissue sarcomas, the specialist healthcare professional may recommend radiotherapy to shrink sarcomas before surgery, help stop the sarcoma returning after surgery, to help slow the growth rate of advanced sarcomas and help relieve symptoms.
Discover classification of sarcomas by histopathology, look at prevalence and more by visiting the The Soft Tissue Sarcoma Knowledge Centre.
. Clark MA, Fisher C et al. (2005) “Soft-tissue sarcomas in adults.” N Engl JMed 353(7): 701–11.
The Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network – Clostridium difficile infections (AIKN-CDI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, shares the expertise and experience of thought leaders in the area of anti-infectives.
Opportunity to participate in the second round of the largest ever clinician consensus report through completing a questionnaire. Subsequent recommendations will be made based on the data collected from this questionnaire
Please remember to return often to read updated news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest congresses.
The Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network – Invasive Fungal Infections (AIKN-IFI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, assembles the experience and expertise of a number of thought leaders in the area of anti-infectives, with particular focus on invasive fungal infections.
This free resource is regularly updated with congress highlights, industry reports, policy changes, clinical guidelines and downloadable material (e.g. presentation slides) from major medical events.
The latest update to the AIKN-IFI is a summary of recent ESCMID-led recommendations into the prevention and management of infections in solid organ transplantation. These new recommendations are available in the guidelines section.
Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Non granuloma interstitial lung disease
Richard Leach, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Case History A 44-year-old black lady presented with an eight-month history of tiredness, rapidly progressive breathlessness and bilateral interstitial, perihilar shadowing on a chest radiograph (CXR). Non-caseating granulomas were detected in transbronchial biopsies consistent with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK
Case History A 24-year-old woman was seen in the chest clinic with an eight-week history of cough with occasional sputum, fever and malaise. She also described an occasional nagging pain under her sternum and palpitations.
Learning outcomes: 1) Recognize who is at risk of prostate cancer; 2) Review the current recommendations on prostate cancer screening; 3) Recognize the harms associated with prostate cancer biopsy; 4)...