Pelican Cancer Foundation derives its name from the words ‘pe’lvic and ‘li’ver ‘can’cer.
We focus on improving precision surgery for bowel cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Pelican was created twenty-five years ago to advance the pioneering colorectal surgical work of Professor Bill Heald CBE, Mr Brendan Moran, Mr Merv Rees, and their colleagues in Basingstoke.
Pelican’s aim is to discover the most effective treatment for each individual patient – refining treatment options to achieve the best outcomes for patients’ survival and quality of life. We work to ensure that these advances are applied in cancer care today.
We achieve this with a cycle of activity around seed funding research and then working with clinicians to embed research findings and advances in clinical practice:
• Leading research into pelvic cancer surgery and treatment.