Scottish Cancer Prevention Network


Category Archives: SCPN News


Nov 19

SCF Prize & Evans Forrest Medal Winner 2019

The winner of this year’s Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Evans Forrest Medal has been announce as Dr Christine Campbell. Dr Campbell, of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, has led a series of research studies which have improved the understanding and effectiveness of screening programmes both in the UK and ...

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Oct 19

Red and processed meat still pose cancer risk, warn global health experts

The message stays the same … avoid processed meat and limit red meat to reduce risk of bowel cancer. For more information please read the statement from WCRF HERE.

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Aug 19

Men’s Health Publication

Stacking the Odds for Better Living & Better Men’s Health We have developed a publication to deliver cancer prevention, screening and lifestyle advice.  The publication is now being distributed to men attending AAA screening clinics in Tayside and Fife and through Urology Clinics in Tayside. The publication includes articles ...

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Jul 19

New PhD Opportunity: Doctoral Training Fellowship in Cancer Prevention

The Scottish Cancer Foundation (SCF) focuses on Cancer Prevention, and wishes to promote research, collaborative working across Scotland and public engagement in this area. Accordingly, the Foundation wishes to invest in the future of Cancer Prevention by providing motivated early-career individuals with research training ...

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Mar 19

Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation March 2019

Read SCPN’s response to the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation Proposals.

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Mar 19

SCPN Conference on World Cancer Day

On Monday 4th February SCPN, supported by the Scottish Cancer Foundation, celebrated World Cancer Day with their annual conference. It was held at The National Museum on Scotland in Edinburgh, a beautiful and inspiring building which was a fitting venue for the influential speakers from academia, government and practice, but most ...

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Mar 19

Behind the headlines

Seen something in the news about lifestyle, screening, cancer? If you want to check it out try NHS England’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ website ( This site provides a guide to the science that makes the news, looking at how health issues are reported in lay language. The coverage includes where the ...

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Feb 19

The SCPN Art & Design Prize for Creative Communication

Are you currently studying an art or design course at a Scottish institution? Applications are now open for The SCPN Art and Design Prize for Creative Communication.  Previous prizewinners include Product Design, Interior & Environmental Design and Fine Art.  Closing date 17th May 2019.  Apply here.

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Jan 19

Cancer prevention work wins top award

The work of a pioneering project, the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, that has raised public awareness of the risk of cancer while highlighting the importance of screening and prevention has won an award set up by the broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry. The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, which is supported by the Scottish ...

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