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Jul 17

Study period in Melbourne

We were delighted to present Ehsan Salim with our 2017 SCPN elective bursary, a £300 award to support a period of elective study on a topic relating to cancer prevention. Ehsan, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Glasgow, will be undertaking a 4-week placement with a gastroenterologist/surgeon who has a special ...

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Jun 17

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a Digital Communications Assistant to work 10 hours per week (can be worked flexibly), for 6 weeks, to start as soon as possible. Based in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (DD1 9SY) the Scottish Cancer Prevention network is focussed on moving evidence on cancer risk reduction into everyday life, practice and policy. ...

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Jun 17

Search opens for Scottish cancer champion

Nominations are being sought for a prestigious prize which honours the person who has made the most significant contribution to reducing the burden of cancer in Scotland. The Scottish Cancer Foundation is inviting applications for the 2017 prize which is open to anyone whose work has had a significant impact on cancer in Scotland. ...

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Jul 16

85 Organisations, including the SCPN sign letter to Government on Brexit, food and farming.

85 organisations have signed a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming. With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayer's money is spent […]

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May 16

Cancer Prevention Bursary awarded to Dundee Student

A Dundee student who carried out a period of elective study exploring the awareness of cervical cancer symptoms and willingness to undergo cervical screening among Punjabi women has been awarded the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network’s first student elective bursary. The bursary aims to support a student undertaking an ...

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May 16

Good Move are recruiting!

Do you enjoy being active? Want to make a real difference in your local area and help others? Good Move are very excited to announce they are recruiting volunteer Motivators!!!! Volunteer Motivators kindly donate their time to help spread the word about Good Move activities, helping individuals across the city to get more active and ...

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Apr 16

On the 22nd of March, our Co-Director Professor Bob Steele (Clinical Director of the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme), spoke to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Inside Health’ on bowel screening: what it is, how it is done, how screening has affected cancer diagnosis, why people choose not to take the test in Scotland, and the ...

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Feb 16

‘Dear 16-Year-Old Me’ Wins SCPN Communications Prize

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural winner of the SCPN Online Communications Prize is ‘Dear 16-Year-Old Me’ by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund. Inspired by communications like the YouTube videos by Dr Mike Evans – 23 1/2 hours or ‘What’s the Best Diet? Healthy Eating’ – we wanted to ...

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Dec 15

Every contact counts

Our co-director Professor Annie S. Anderson explains there has never been a better time to stop scaremongering about diet and cancer in National Health Executive. Professor Annie S. Anderson, professor of public health nutrition at the University of Dundee and co-director of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN), says the NHS ...

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Nov 15

Congratulations!

A cancer specialist who has made Glasgow into one of the world’s leading centres for leukaemia research has been awarded the Scottish Cancer Foundation’s inaugural prize which honours individuals prominent in the fight against cancer. The work carried out by Professor Tessa Holyoake, Director of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia ...

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