UK-based digital cancer support clinic, Perci Health has raised £3.4 million seed funding to expand cancer support services.
“We want to back people and ideas that will change the world for the better. With Kelly and Morgan's extensive global experience and network in cancer care and brand marketing respectively, we recognise that they have the potential to have a major impact in holistic cancer care for both survivors and their loved ones," says Chantal Cox, Investor, Health, Octopus Ventures.
“We were impressed with their dedication and approach to human-centric care which goes the extra mile from diagnosis and beyond. I look forward to continuing to work with Morgan, Kelly, and the wider team as I join the board and Perci Health becomes part of the Octopus Ventures family," she says.
The Perci Health platform offers support to those living with and beyond cancer through personalised programmes. The programmes include support across the whole cancer continuum, from preparing for treatment to support during treatment, recovery and rehabilitation and return to work.
“People who survive their cancers feel lost in transition. They can’t get the care they need, find the healthcare system confusing and uncoordinated, and continue to suffer with the late and long-term effects of curative cancer treatments. At Perci, with our growing team of specialists, we’re on a mission to change that," says Kelly McCabe, co-Founder.
“Perci Health found initial success by unlocking innovative reimbursement models for this much needed care through employers and insurers and is exploring how best to support NHS treatment facilities. In the UK, 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day and of those, 36% are of working age. However, there is little-to-no support focused on helping to remain in or return to work post cancer-treatment, even for those with comprehensive medical insurance. Employers are looking for novel solutions to better support their employees impacted by cancer”.
“Over the past year, we’ve been able to support many people affected by cancer to access high quality, one-to-one clinical care, delivered by an incredible community of cancer specialists who are typically hard to access outside of the UK’s large cancer centres. Investment from Octopus Ventures is validation of the size and importance of the problem we are trying to solve and our approach blending the very best of technology and human-experts to create a scalable, sustainable healthcare model," McCabe added.