Scottish Cancer Prevention Network


#IAmAndIWill | SCPN Conference 2019

We are celebrating World Cancer Day on February 4th 2019 by holding our annual SCPN conference. The venue for this year’s conference is The National Museum on Scotland in Edinburgh, a beautiful and inspiring building which we hope will be a fitting venue for the messages we will hear throughout the day. We are currently […]

  • The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
  • 9:15am - 4:30pm

  • February 4, 2019

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Is Cancer Genetic?

Every year, a third of a million people in the UK are told they have cancer. At one level, every cancer is genetic because genes controlling cell division fail. In around 1 in 30 people with the commoner cancers, one copy of a gene is not working correctly from conception. Any cell that loses the […]

  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
  • 18:00 - 19:30

  • June 25, 2018

  • Free

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We Can, I Can | The SCPN Conference 2018

    On Monday 5th February we held our 2018 conference, adopting the World Cancer Day theme of ‘We Can, I Can.’ We presented delegates with some of the latest evidence on risk factors associated with cancer and provided information on what is happening in Scotland to tackle the lifestyle factors which impact on cancer e.g. obesity, […]

Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week

The SCPN are supporting Obesity and Cancer Awareness week. Read our Open Letter: Dear Editor We are facing an obesity crisis in Scotland. Figures released last week show that two in every three adults are overweight or obese, meaning people of a healthy weight are now in the minority. The current obesity crisis is clearly linked to […]

  • October 9, 2017

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The Scottish Cancer Conference 2017

The Scottish Cancer Conference, now holding its twelfth event, is a unique gathering of organisations involved with cancer; from patients to pharmaceutical companies and from clinicians to charities. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to share, learn, network and understand the latest developments in our combined efforts to beat cancer sooner. Hosted by Cancer Research UK […]

  • Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8, UK
  • 09:00 - 16:00 (Plus Drinks Reception and Scottish Cancer Foundation Prizegiving until 19:00)

  • November 20, 2017

  • £45 (Patient/Carer/Public) / £75 (Voluntary, Charity, NHS Nurses) / £119 (Academia, Public Sector, Other NHS) / £225 (Commercial Sector, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry)

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Talking About Cancer: Free Online Cancer Awareness Course from Cancer Research UK

Information provided by Cancer Research UK: TALKING ABOUT CANCER: FREE ONLINE CANCER AWARENESS COURSE FROM CANCER RESEARCH UK Sign up at Runs from Monday 27 February and takes 3 hours, at your own pace. The course is mobile-friendly, so you can take part on any device.   1 in 2 people will develop cancer […]

  • February 27, 2017

  • Free

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Talk Cancer: Cancer Awareness Training from Cancer Research UK

Information provided by Cancer Research UK: Talk Cancer is a training programme to help you feel confident talking to people about ways to reduce the risk of cancer, spotting cancer early and screening. It’s for anyone who can promote health and wellbeing as part of their role.   Our hands-on, friendly and positive workshops and […]

  • Renfield Centre, Glasgow
  • 09:30 - 12:30

  • November 15, 2016

  • £120 per person (or free with a bursary place)

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World Cancer Congress in Paris

The World Cancer Congress is an award winning conference that is now acknowledged by the global cancer community as the leading international event in cancer implementation science. Delegates thrive on its programme’s stimulating and innovative features which enable them to exchange best practices in cancer control in a collaborative and inspiring environment. This global conference […]

  • Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France
  • 09:00 31st October - 16:00 3rd November

  • October 31, 2016

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The Scottish Cancer Conference 2016

In March 2016, the Scottish Government published its cancer strategy for the next five years – Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action. It sets out 50 key actions, and £100m of funding – across the cancer pathway. This conference will examine some of the key themes of Beating Cancer, discuss progress to date and highlight future […]

  • Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8, UK
  • 08:15 - 17:00

  • November 21, 2016

  • £45/£75/£119/£225

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