Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Why ‘We Can, I Can’?

“World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and unites the world under a single theme to highlight the on-going fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness amongst the general public and pressing governments to take further actions against the disease.” – Official World Cancer Day Guide by UICC.

Since 2014, the SCPN has deliberately scheduled their annual conference to fall on World Cancer Day. We do this, not only to show our support for the initiative, but also on the basis that our conference shares the same aims: to raise cancer awareness, and press governments to take further action against the disease. We believe that cancer prevention and screening is a fundamental part of this action, and organise our conference to share the latest in prevention and lifestyle research, discuss public health issues and present this to health professionals, researchers, charities and government.

This year’s theme is ‘We Can, I Can’, designed to highlight the fact that we (organisations, governments, health professionals) can take action against cancer, but also, as individuals (I), we can take steps to stack the odds against developing cancer.


Find out more at