MediLife provide specialist end-to-end support to MedTech and Life-Science companies and we’re delighted announce that they have recently come on board as a Prevent Breast Cancer Corporate Partner.
We caught up with Phil Jones from the company to discover more about the business, and why they have chosen to support Prevent Breast Cancer.
From a business point of view, what can you tell us about MediLife?
MediLife support early-stage Med-Tech companies to introduce their new technology to the UK & Ireland healthcare markets. We deliver clinical trial, commercial and service and maintenance support.
Why has MediLife chosen to partner with Prevent Breast Cancer?
1 in 10 breast cancers are diagnosed late and breast screening numbers are at a decline nationally. At MediLife we are supporting the introduction of a pain-free breast-CT technology which would revolutionise the way that women are screened and treated. With average attendance to mammography screening sitting at around 60%, we believe we can encourage more women to come for screening and thus identify more cancers early to save lives
Why did Prevent Breast Cancer stand out to you, over other charities?
Prevent breast cancer focuses on preventing rather than curing which really stood out to us when making an impact in the area of breast cancer. We already support the creation of The National Breast Imaging Academy, based at The Nightingale Centre, Manchester so Prevent Breast Cancer was a perfect fit. Supporting the new improved centre in Manchester will make a huge difference to patients.
How do you aim to support the charity in its goal to prevent breast cancer for future generations.
We are hoping to raise awareness of the charity through our company social media channels as well as our annual fundraising events.
Has someone close to you ever been affected by breast cancer?
Within our MediLife team we all know someone who has had breast cancer or has had a close family or friend who has been affected. What is apparent is the ripple effect it has on so many lives, over so many years. Even though on the team we have not personally had breast cancer we have witnessed the physical and emotional difficulties of those that have.
What does a breast cancer free future mean to you?
Cancer full stop is something that has affected us all in some way or another. A cancer free future or as a first step, future where more people are diagnosed early to enable better treatment and patient survival is crucial and more importantly achievable with the right resources in place.
A future free of breast cancer will have an impact on the whole of society, which includes those at risk and their friends, families, and colleagues. To imagine we can make a difference before it has started would be the ultimate goal.
Please visit MediLife’s website to find out more about their work.
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