Purpose of the group

  • To act as a channel of communications between the Scottish Parliament and people and organisations working in cancer research, treatment, care and prevention. 
  • To identify areas where inequalities exist in the provision of cancer care and campaign for their improvement. 
  • To provide opportunities for MSPs to learn about the latest Scottish and international cancer research and to learn about cancer care needs and services, including the views of both patients and carers. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Jeannie Erskine

Kim Rowan 

Lynda Murray 

Euan Shannon 

Lesley Shannon 

Julie Utteridge 

Liz Porterfield 

Jen Hardy

Heather Goodare 

Nanette Milne

Alison Tait


Cancer Research UK - secretary


Aberdeen Myeloma Support group 



Anthony Nolan

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

BMA Scotland

Bowel Cancer UK

Brain Tumour Action

Brain Tumour Research

Breast Cancer Prevention Scotland

Breast Cancer Now

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals 

British Dental Association

British Dietetic Association Scotland

British Liver Trust

Cancer Support Scotland


Circle of Comfort 

CLAN Cancer Support

Clic Sargent

Edinburgh and Lothians Prostate Cancer Support Group

Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Ettrickburn Ltd

Funding Neuro

Gilead Sciences

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity 

Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

Glow Gold


Heads Up Cancer Support Group, Calman Centre

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Johnson & Johnson

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Kidney Cancer Scotland 

Kyowa Kirin

Law Society of Scotland

Less Survivable Cancer Taskforce

Macmillan Cancer Support

Maggie's Centres

Make 2nds Count

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland

Mental Health Foundation, Scotland


Myeloma UK

National Services Scotland


NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside


Ochre Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

Pancreatic Cancer UK


Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Scotland


REAL Digital International Limited


Roy Castle Foundation

Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Scottish Cancer Foundation

Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Scottish Clinical Trials Research Unit 

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group 

South of Scotland Cancer Network

Target Ovarian Cancer

Teenage Cancer Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

The Brain Tumour Charity

TRACTion Cancer Support

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow 

West of Scotland Cancer Network

Womb Cancer Support UK

Worldwide Cancer Research


Get involved

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