1

PC is a very complex disease,involving diagnostic and therapeutic multidisciplinary decisions

2

Optimal and well balanced information for PC cases requires a shift from a mono-disciplinary to a synergic multidisciplinary approach

3

As Breast Cancer Units for breast cancer, multiprofessional Prostate Cancer Units for PC are the best answer to manage patients and the complexity of their disease

4

Prostate Cancer Units offer the patient a complete,simultaneous,unambiguous,polispecialistic counselling on his disease,avoiding him to tour to different physicians

5

A MDT can provide a continuum of care for patients through early diagnosis,treatment planning in all stages of the disease,follow-up,prevention and management of complications

6

Prostate Cancer Units connect a team whose members have specialist training in PC, spend relevant amount of time in working with PC,have a high level scientific qualification on PC

7

In Prostate Cancer Units the MDT can better propose the appropriate management options on the basis of the pathological reports,clinical and biochemical assessments and the risk benefit evaluation

8

Prostate Cancer Units are in possession of or have easy direct access to all requirements for a complete, adequate and high level management of all phases of PC

9

Patients referred to a Prostate Cancer Unit receive more balanced information and decisions obtained in an open and interactive fashion, with all clinical specialists present at the same time

10

Patients referred to a Prostate Cancer Unit experience easier availability, enhanced coordination and reduced delays to conclude the diagnostic and therapeutic item

Table 1: Ten good reasons to support a Prostate Cancer Unit.