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Educational eventsWebinar – GU CANCER FORUM UROGENITAL CANCER: NEW IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS and DATA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES 2020 and ASCO GU 2021

The registration of the event held on February 24, 2021, organized by MedTalks and SAKK, and hosted by the Prostate Center of Italian Switzerland of the Cantonal Hospital, is available online. The speakers present the highlights of the onco-urology of the EAU, AUA, ASCO, ESMO, ASTRO 2020 and ASCO GU 2021 congresses (https://www.medtalks.ch/gu-ticino).

Registration, free of charge, is required to:
MEDtalks | RegistrationWebinar – GERMLINE GENETIC TESTING AND GENETIC COUNSELING FOR PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS IN DAILY CLINICAL PRACTICE

The registration of the event held on May 26, 2021, organized by SAKK, is available at the following link.Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference.October 9, 2021 (digital)April 27, 2022 (symposium)28-30 April 2022 (event in Lugano)

Information for patients

The CPSI is aimed at the entire population in the territory of Italian Switzerland and in particular at men and their families for:Be assisted in a personalized way in the event of a diagnosis of prostate cancer or related diseases

Obtain information, clarifications and explanations regarding issues related to prostate cancerPROCASIThe CPSI collaborates with PROCASI – Association of Italian Switzerland for information on prostate cancer and support for those affected by it.

Among the activities carried out by the Association, online themed meetings are presented to which patients, family members, friends and people interested in the topic are invited (Program 2021).For more information, you can visit procasi.ch or contact [email protected]

Psycho-oncology can be defined as a discipline that deals with the study of the person’s experience when the diagnosis of cancer enters his life to modify both individual and relational reality; that is, it deals with the consequences of organic pathology on the psychic life of the patient.

In the last decades it has acquired its own precise cultural, scientific and methodological identity, coming to define in a precise way its own intervention objectives, its own methods and its own organizational models. Regarding specifically

Italy, Psycho-oncology develops around the 1970s. In 1980, the National Institute for Cancer Research in Genoa was the first structure to include a specific Psychology Service among its

Operating Units for assistance to cancer patients and their families. Over time, various companies were born that follow the example of Genoa and that aim to take on an interdisciplinary connotation, including various professional figures

(general practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, nurses, volunteers, physiotherapists, etc.) with the aim to create an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the sick person, through mutual exchange and continuous collaboration.

Psycho-oncology considers interdisciplinarity and disciplinary integration as indispensable requirements for the implementation of a system of care that takes into account the overall needs of the patient;

it also promotes and implements, respecting the cultural and professional autonomy of each discipline involved, a psychosocial approach to the patient. Therefore, for its application it requires the intervention of professionals specially trained in this sector.

As a borderline discipline, it involves various figures who are dedicated to the various variables connected to tumor pathology; the operators concerned can in fact be psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, volunteers, social workers, doctors, physiotherapists, epidemiologists, surgeons and, obviously, oncologists.

To the diversity of operators we must clearly add the diversity of users who make up the field of action of Psycho-Oncology, which arises and develops above all according to the complex problems and dynamics that affect most cancer patients, regardless of the prognosis. …

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