collaboration group on penile cancer also known as Scandinavian penile cancer
group, SCAPECA, was founded 23rd of May 2014 on the basis of a mandate from
the NUF General Assembly at the Sandefjord 2013 NUF
Meeting. Members were appointed by the National Urological Associations from
Iceland (one member) and from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark (2 members
each). The appointed members are subject to NUF reimbursement at the group
meetings. In addition to this interested colleagues
has participated in meetings on the expense of their home department or on
their own expense (non-reimbursed members). The group has also had the
pleasure to discuss relevant clinical matters with interested oncologists,
gynecologists and virologists at selected occasions. At the Malmø 2015 NUF Meeting the group hosted a penile and
testicular cancer symposium to the satisfaction of many attendees.
•Jakob Kristian Jakobsen, Aarhus
•Peter Kirrander, Örebro
•Tor Kristian Torkelsen, Bergen
•Ilkka Perttila, Helsinki
•Karol Axcrona, Oslo, Norway.
•Rafn Hilmarsson, Reykavik, Iceland
•Antti Kaipia has chosen to resign from the group and the group
awaits the appointment of a new Finnish member
•Dag Linthoe Halvorsen, Trondheim,
Norway, non-reimbursed member
original aim of the group was to promote scientific collaboration on penile
cancer projects in the five countries and possibly beyond. This aim is still
steadily pursued, but the majority of group members are mainly interested in
clinical aspects of the disease and the possibility of discussing and
exchanging clinical cases and surgical techniques. For this purpose the group
maintains and updates an e-mail list for sub-acute counselling on difficult
cases and tricky clinical challenges.
on the different diagnostic and therapeutic strategies employed in the Nordic
countries was published in Scandinavian Journal of Urology in 2015.
second paper on clinical history taking and examination is under preparation.