Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Who We Are

Patients, professionals and the public at large; everyone who is willing to make a commitment toward action for cancer prevention is welcome to join the network.

What We Do

The Scottish Cancer Prevention network is focused on moving evidence on cancer risk reduction into everyday life, practice and policy.

How You Can Help

If you would like to contribute to the network in any context, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Or if you have any enquires or feedback we would like to hear from you.


For guidelines, application forms, surveys and other helpful extras please visit here. More information to be added soon.

The SCPN Blog

Please visit the SCPN Blog, where we post regular updates on the world of cancer prevention and up-to-date research.


We recognise that education and awareness raising are the cornerstone to action, and produce a newsletter four times a year, which covers the wide range of our interests.


Latest Events

Keep up to date with events in cancer prevention, including the SCPN conference and the ISBNPA Satellite Meeting.

Healthy Meetings

The SCPN has developed a scorecard, which focuses on ten highlights that regular meeting attenders agree, represent important examples of good practice for healthy meetings.


The Scottish Cancer Coalition is a partnership of 21 voluntary organisations dedicated to improving cancer services and outcomes for patients in Scotland, and promoting research and prevention efforts.


The Scottish Cancer Foundation is our parent charity and has developed and supports the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.


Research Dissemination

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  • Modest Changes in Activity Levels may Improve Public Health

The body of evidence is strong that physical inactivity and obesity (BMI > 30kg/m2) are independent risk factors for many non-communicable diseases, including some cancers (especially breast and colorectal), and are associated with greater rates of all-cause mortality1.

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Healthy Meetings

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  • Healthy Meetings

Have you noticed how difficult it can be to attain your daily healthy eating plans, activity goals and smart thinking on days where you have meetings greater than 4 hours that span lunchtime?  The SCPN has developed a score card, which focuses on ten highlights that regular meeting attenders agree, represent important examples of good practice for […]

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The SCPN Newsletter

  • Volume 5, Issue 2 | Editorial: W H Smith

Editorial   You might be unlikely to spot Prime Minister David Cameron next to you in the queue at W H Smith buying his paper before heading for the train but he has joined many other people in hitting out at the store’s policy of pushing cut price chocolate bars at every shopper who makes […]

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  • Lower and Upper College Hall, University of St Andrews
  • 09:00 - 18:30 (Drinks Reception in the last hour)

  • June 8, 2015

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