Over 385,500 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in 2008,1 making it the most frequently diagnosed cancer in European men, with the exception of skin cancers.2 Therefore prostate cancer represents a major cause of morbidity, especially in the developed world. The site will provide information on both hormone-sensitive and castrate-resistant prostate cancer, detailing current screening and detection methods, and the recommended treatment options available for individual patients.
“Remaining up-to-date with current disease processes and treatments is a crucial requirement and challenge for doctors” stated Chris Cooper, Managing Director, EPG Health Media. “We have been pleased to work with Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd to make this valuable resource freely available to users of EPG Online.”
EPG Online, the professional channel for doctors, is an independent website dedicated to providing doctors and other healthcare professionals with current disease and treatment information. Organised within 50 disease topic areas, doctors can find drug data (in 9 European languages), clinical trial study outcomes, guidelines for treatment, news, journal articles, multimedia and other content from reputable sources.
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ABOUT EPG Online
With over 110,000 pages of content, EPG Online represents the largest free disease and medicines website for European doctors. The website is operated by EPG Health Media, a digital health publisher dedicated to providing a quality learning platform for doctors worldwide. For more information about EPG Health Media, please visit www.epghealthmedia.com.
About Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., located in the UK, is the European headquarters of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceuticals. The organisation’
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