Welcome to our brand new SCPN e-digest! The e-digest will be coming straight to your inbox 4 times a year and will replace the SCPN newsletter. We will still be providing great information on cancer prevention and keeping you up to date on all the latest research and events.
What better day to launch our new e-digest than World Cancer day.World Cancer Day is a campaign built to resonate, inspire change and mobilise action long after the day has passed. From 2019-2021 World Cancer Day has had the message of “I Am and I Will’ acting as a call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.
In Scotland the overall incidence of cancer continues to increase. Between 2007-2017 the number of new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) in Scotland has increased from over 28,000 cases to over 32,000 cases. It is expected that the number of new cases of cancer in Scotland will continue to increase over time with the average number of new cases per year increasing to over 40,000 cases in 2023-2027 (1). Cancer prevention, advocacy and awareness raising remain at the forefront of the SCPN message.