Help spread the word and volunteer in your area by raising awareness of the life saving work our chairty does.
We are the largest funder of cancer research in Scotland, spending nearly £36 million in basic, clinical, tobacco control and health behavioural research.
We believe that cancer must remain one of the main health priorities for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.
We work with the 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), advising them on cancer and research issues and their importance to the health and education agendas.
Influencing Policy in Scotland
Responsibility for health is devolved to the Scottish Parliament which means it makes decisions about health policy for Scotland.
We provide the Secretariat to the Cross Party Group on Cancer in the Scottish Parliament. The Group meets regularly to hear from experts on cancer research and services in Scotland.
We work with other cancer charities and officials in the Scottish Government to monitor and influence the implementation of the Scottish Strategy, Better Cancer Care: An Action Plan, and The Detect Cancer Early Programme, which aims to improve cancer survival by diagnosing and treating the disease at an earlier stage.
We work with MSPs in Holyrood and in their constituencies. Through our programme of events, MSPs meet with and hear the views of cancer patients, volunteers, fundraisers, doctors and scientists.
They can support us by attending our annual conference, Scotland Against Cancer, being active at a local fundraising event such as Race for Life, or coming to one of our regular briefing meetings.
We hold fringe meetings at the four main political party conferences where our scientists give their views to MSPs and party delegates.
We also provide the secretariat for the Cross Party Group on Cancer in the Scottish Parliament, which is a forum for MSPs interested in cancer issues. Guest speakers from the cancer community brief the Group at its four meetings a year.
To request a meeting or further information about our work please contact the Public Affairs team.
For your local stats, tailored for your constituency, visit the Local Cancer Statistics website.