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Erling Bentzen, 80, Norway

Erling Bentzen, 80, Norway

Rik Cuypers, 72, Belgium

Rik Cuypers, 72, Belgium

Hugh Gunn, 69, United Kingdom

Hugh Gunn, 69, United Kingdom

Frank Schots, 56, Netherlands

Frank Schots, 56, Netherlands

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Every Month Matters

About Every Month Matters™

Every Month Matters™ was a pan-European disease awareness activity initiated and funded by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., which aimed to unite leading experts in the fields of oncology and urology, patient advocacy groups, patients and families, in order to call for improvements in the approach to advanced prostate cancer care.

By combining the knowledge and experiences of those directly involved in prostate cancer care, the goal of Every Month Matters was to define optimal care pathways across and within Europe, and help overcome barriers to access to treatments that can extend survival, while improving or maintaining good quality of life in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

As part of this campaign a roundtable meeting was held in September 2012, bringing together experts in advanced prostate cancer and health economics with representatives from patient organisations, to discuss the challenges involved in the management of advanced prostate cancer.

The Every Month Matters: Improved Prostate Cancer Care in Europe report

The discussions and key findings from the roundtable form the basis of The Every Month Matters: Improved Prostate Cancer Care in Europe report, a  European report which aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by men with advanced prostate cancer, as well as review optimal strategies for end-of-life care.

The report examines key issues in prostate cancer care including:

  • Current treatment guidelines and treatment options
  • The future of prostate cancer treatment
  • The economic impact of advanced prostate cancer
  • Access to treatment and reimbursement systems
  • How optimum care can be delivered
  • The patient perspective on living with advanced prostate cancer

Download the report here

For more information on Every Month Matters, Every Moment Matters and other Astellas initiatives, please contact the media team.