ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care: Prostate cancer

Maurizio Brausi, Peter Hoskin, Elisabeth Andritsch, Ian Banks, Marc Beishon, Helen Boyle, Maurizio Colecchia, Roberto Delgado-Bolton, Michael Höckel, Kay Leonard, József Lövey, Pablo Maroto, Ken Mastris, Rui Medeiros, Peter Naredi, Raymond Oyen, Theo de Reijke, Peter Selby, Tiina Saarto, Riccardo ValdagniAlberto Costa, Philip Poortmans

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Background: ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC) are written by experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care in Europe. They give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of essential care throughout the patient journey. Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the second most common male cancer and has a wide variation in outcomes in Europe. It has complex diagnosis and treatment challenges, and is a major healthcare burden. Care must only be a carried out in prostate/urology cancer units or centres that have a core multidisciplinary team (MDT) and an extended team of health professionals. Such units are far from universal in European countries. To meet European aspirations for comprehensive cancer control, healthcare organisations must consider the requirements in this paper, paying particular attention to multidisciplinarity and patient-centred pathways from diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102861
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Early online date7 Jan 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jan 2020


  • Centres
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Pathways
  • Prostate cancer
  • Quality
  • Units


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