Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 47,200 new cases in 2015. There are around 11,500 prostate cancer deaths in the UK every year, that’s 31 every day (2014-2016). (Cancer Research UK)
What are we doing about it?
Pelican Cancer Foundation has launched a groundbreaking new programme: Transformation In the Prostate cancer pathway – Teamwork fOr Patients (TIPTOP) which will work with cancer specialists to adopt changes in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, with the aim of reducing the number of men who are diagnosed every year, and improving treatment for those who are.
We are offering free workshops in Britain and Ireland to raise awareness among prostate cancer teams (MDTs) – including urologists, radiologists, clinical nurse specialists, pathologists, oncologists and radiographers –to help patients get the best possible treatment and care.
The charity will be working with international experts in prostate cancer on the content and delivery, once more showing that Basingstoke is a centre of excellence for cancer treatment.
The programme will not only improve clinical confidence in prostate cancer care and give a better outcome to patients, it could also make long-term savings for the NHS.
So how can you help?
We’re asking you to get into TIPTOP shape and help us raise funds for this programme! Check out our Five Steps to Fundraise – which explains how to set up a sponsored event. Why not try running 1KM, 2.5KM – or even 5KM for Pelican’s TIPTOP programme? If you need some guidance, you can contact us for a fundraising pack!
Pelican TIPTOP will educate to save and improve the lives of those affected by prostate cancer. Help us fund our journey.