Perci Health, the world’s first online platform that gives people access to support from multidisciplinary cancer teams, has launched with £1.5m of seed funding.
The backers are an assortment of influential oncologists and cancer surgeons from major cancer centres across the UK.
Perci’s mission is to proactively challenge the current status quo for those living with cancer and change perceptions about life after treatment. It offers clients access to a range of vetted, high quality cancer professionals – all with a minimum of three years cancer experience – focused on recovery from a physical, mental, social and emotional point-of-view.
The company was co-founded by Kelly McCabe and Morgan Fitzsimons. McCabe – a registered oncology dietitian – was previously COO of cancer network, HCA International, and has more than 11 years’ experience in cancer care. Fitzsimons is the former global head of marketing at ASOS and digital director at CBS Television in New York.
McCabe said: “People living with cancer experience a wide range of physical and psychosocial effects. Despite the fantastic treatment traditional healthcare providers offer, they’re not well-equipped to manage these diverse, on-going, personalised needs thereafter – and once the primary cancer treatment has come to an end, many people describe feeling ‘abandoned’.
“At Perci, we’re focused on making affordable, high quality cancer care more accessible to support people in making the best decisions about their long-term health and wellbeing. We strongly believe no treatable side effect should be left untreated.