About us

Our Vision

We see a world where recovering cancer patients are empowered to return to productive, integrated, healthy and sustainable work lives through employer education, good nutrition, mental wellness, physical health and community engagement.

The Team

Sheila Kissane

Founder & CEO

Mark Sharratt

CTO

Rex Fan

Head of Behavioural Science


Charles Watson

Commercial

Amy Schemper​

Exercise Trainer

Monty

Buddy

The Science

Our focus is to improve the quality of life of people recovering from cancer and empower a more sustainable return to work. We are working with world-leading experts and patient groups to build an evidenced-based healthcare platform and to leverage our data to support future research.

The Boutros Bear platform enables employers to gain valuable insights and training on how to support their employees with cancer. Additionally, the platform empowers cancer recoverers to recuperate and return to work confidently and sustainably.
Our purpose with the employee program is to provide online prehabilitation and rehabilitation courses, taking a whole population health approach that works for most adults, including older more vulnerable adults.

Prehabilition has been successfully used within cancer care for a number of years to optimise a patient’s health before starting acute treatments. The results include:

  • Reduction in length of hospital stay
  • Reduction in post treatment complications
  • Enhanced recovery following treatment
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Improved nutrition
  • Improved neuro-cognitive function

 

The fundamental elements of prehabilition, to improve a patient’s baseline fitness, lung function and wellbeing, apply to all cancer patients now more than ever as we collectively emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Science

Our focus is to improve the quality of life of people recovering from cancer and empower a more sustainable return to work. We are working with world-leading experts and patient groups to build an evidenced-based healthcare platform and to leverage our data to support future research.

The Boutros Bear platform enables employers to gain valuable insights and training on how to support their employees with cancer. Additionally, the platform empowers cancer recoverers to recuperate and return to work confidently and sustainably.
Our purpose with the employee program is to provide online prehabilitation and rehabilitation courses, taking a whole population health approach that works for most adults, including older more vulnerable adults.

Prehabilition has been successfully used within cancer care for a number of years to optimise a patient’s health before starting acute treatments. The results include:

Reduction in length of hospital stay
Reduction in post treatment complications
Enhanced recovery following treatment
Enhanced quality of life
Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
Improved nutrition
Improved neuro-cognitive function


The fundamental elements of prehabilition, to improve a patient’s baseline fitness, lung function and wellbeing, apply to all cancer patients now more than ever as we collectively emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.