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Feb 21, 2012
The 3rd Symposium on Cancer and Sexuality

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Gold for Luca Incrocci, ISSC President

Erasmus MC’s radiation-oncologist Dr. Luca Incrocci has been awarded the Gold Medal for leading experts within Europe by the European Federation of Sexology.

Luca Incrocci received the award for his work and career dedicated to the study of sexual functioning of cancer patients at the biennial congress of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) last Saturday in Madrid. Incrocci treats cancer patients at Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed and knows like no other the effects of the treatment on the sex lives of these patients.

Already twenty years ago, Incrocci started his research on the effect of prostate cancer treatment on the sexual functioning of the patient. In 2000 he started an out-patient clinic dedicated to cancer patients with sexual problems.

“I am honoured to receive the Gold Medal and thankful to EFS for recognizing how important it is to develop research and educational activities dedicated to sexual functioning of cancer patients”, Incrocci said in Madrid. He delivered a Gold Medal lecture on ‘Prostate cancer and sexual functioning’ to an international public of more than 300 sexologists and medical specialists.


International Society for Sexuality and Cancer

The International Society for Sexuality and Cancer is an international, multidisciplinary, academic, clinical and scientific organisation whose purposes are:

  • To establish a forum for communication among researchers, practitioners and students about the research aspects, the treatment and care aspects and the prevention aspects of sexual problems in cancer;
  • To encourage the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of sexuality and cancer;
  • To promote the publication of and encourage contributions to the medical, sexological and scientific literature in the field of sexuality and cancer;
  • To provide the public with accurate information about the topic of sexuality and cancer.

On 19th October 2012 the '3rd Symposium on Cancer and Sexuality' was held in Lyon, France.

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