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 parents and carers.
  • To examine areas of policy or service provision, including both the allocation and the effective use of resources, where there may be inequalities of practice or standards of care and to make representations for effective and timely actions.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 09 December 2015

This meeting will take place at 5.30pm.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Michael P Clancy OBE

Professor Alan Rodger


Cancer Research UK - secretariat

ABPI Scotland Cancer Industry Group

ASH Scotland

Bowel Cancer UK

Brain Tumour Action

Brain Tumour UK

Breast Cancer Care

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

British Medical Association

The British Psychological Society

Cancer Care Research Centre

CIS Oncology

CLAN Cancer Support

CLIC Sargent

Edinburgh & Lothians Prostate Cancer Support Group

GMC Scotland

Heads Up Cancer Support

James Whale Fund

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Macmillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie Cancer Care

MASScot Melanoma Support Group

Myeloma UK

Ninewells Hospital Dundee

NHS Lothian

NHS Fife


Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Scotland

Royal College of Nursing

Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation


Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign

Scottish Cancer Coalition

Scottish Cancer Foundation

Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Tak Tent Cancer Support

Target Ovarian Cancer

Teenage Cancer Trust

Terrance Higgins Trust Scotland

Get involved

Next meeting:
09 December 2015


Tel: 0131 243 2641


Nanette Milne MSP

Room 2.14
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5652