Transformation In the Prostate cancer pathway – Teamwork fOr Patients (TIPTOP)
Our first TIPTOP workshop has launched!
On February 12th, we held our first of a series of 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.
New prostate cancer treatment guidelines have been developed and our programme will bring the MDTs together to talk about the latest treatment pathways that are available to patients.
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.
With fantastic support from donors and friends in Basingstoke, Pelican seed-funded research which showed that early MRI scans can help men get the best treatment. There is evidence that not all hospitals have been able to change practice and offer these scans before a biopsy.
We’ll be taking to the road from January 2019 until 2021 to inform prostate cancer teams about the latest pathway for prostate cancer – essential knowledge in the drive to reduce the number of men who are diagnosed every year.
Currently, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 47,000 new cases in the UK every year and rising. With over 11,000 prostate cancer deaths in the UK every year, the programme offers a real opportunity to improve the journey for men and their families who are affected by prostate cancer.
Pelican is seeking financial backing and sponsors to support this vitally important work. To discuss this, contact Sarah Crane on 01256 314746 or email us.