ESO Conference

The “Personalized approach to prostate cancer management” ESO Conference will be held on 12 November 2015 in Barcelona in conjunction with the 7th EMUC meeting (European Multidisciplinary meeting on Urological Cancers). After the two ESO events on predictive models for decision making in prostate cancer, held in Venice in 2008 and in New York City in 2011, the 2015 Conference will focus on the challenging topic of personalized medicine in prostate cancer.


The Conference is organized by the European School of Oncology (ESO - further information available at in conjunction with EMUC15 and under the auspices of Europa Uomo - the European Prostate Cancer Coalition. The European School of Oncology was founded in 1982 with the aim of contributing to the reduction of deaths from cancer due to late diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment. By improving the skills of all health professionals dealing with cancer patients, ESO helps shorten the time needed to transfer knowledge from research centres to daily practice, combining advanced technology with humanism in care

Conference Overview

This multidisciplinary and multiprofessional conference will provide highlights on the difference aspects of a personalised approach to prostate cancer management in general and, in particular, on: 

  • The definition of who is at risk 
  • The prediction in diagnosis (considering genomics, transcriptome sequencing, biomarkers, imaging) 
  • The single patient’s needs (considering coping with cancer and decision making, life expectancy and comorbidities, the patient’s perspective) 
  • Making cancer treatment a personalized approach (considering observational programs, surgery, radiotherapy and brachytherapy, medical oncology) 
  • Rapid learning systems and transforming cancer care through Big Data 
  • Future trends in research