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

Professor Alan Rodger

Heather Goodare

Nanette Milne


Cancer Research UK - secretary


Aberdeen Myeloma Support group


Anthony Nolan

Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre


BMA Scotland

Bowel Cancer UK

Brain Tumour Action

Brain Tumour Research

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Prevention Scotland

Bristol-Myers Squibb

British Dental Association

Cancer Support Scotland


Challenge Breast Cancer Scotland

Circle of Comfort

CLAN Cancer Support

CLIC Sargent

Edinburgh and Lothians Prostate Cancer Support Group

Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Ettrickburn Limited

Food Standards Scotland

Glow Gold


Heads Up Cancer Support Group

Health Policy Scotland

Indigo PR

Institute of Health and Wellbeing

James Whale Fund

Johnson & Johnson

Kidney Cancer Scotland

Lane Agency

Law Society of Scotland

Macmillan Cancer Support

Maggies Centres

Make 2nds Count

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland

Mental Health Foundation, Scotland

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited

Myeloma UK

NHS National Services Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside




Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

Pancreatic Cancer UK


Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Scotland

Royal College of General Practitioners


Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Scottish Cancer Foundation

Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group

Scottish Cancer Research Network

South East Scotland Cancer Network

Teenage Cancer Trust

Topic of Cancer

University of Edinburgh


Womb Cancer Support UK

Get involved

Next meeting:




Miles Briggs MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5944


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