Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK – each year more than 40,000 men are diagnosed with the disease. It causes around 11,000 deaths a year.
Although some prostate cancer is aggressive and can cause death, the majority of prostate cancers are unlikely to cause harm during a man’s lifetime. Over the last 10 years there has been an increase in the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer, but the number who die from prostate cancer has remained constant. We believe this demonstrates more men with low-risk cancer are being diagnosed and treated without receiving any survival benefit.
Pelican believes that too many men are not accurately diagnosed for prostate cancer. Our focus is on developing precise diagnostic and treatment options that, where possible, enable men to retain their quality of life (sexual, bowel and urinary function).