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This Cross-party group's purpose:

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. 

Next meeting

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This meeting will be held virtually at 6pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact David Ferguson.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact David Ferguson.


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Baillie, Jackie

Jackie Baillie


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Briggs, Miles

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Carson, Finlay

Finlay Carson


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Choudhury, Foysol

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Dowey, Sharon

Sharon Dowey


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Harper, Emma

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Kerr, Stephen

Stephen Kerr


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

O'Kane, Paul

Paul O'Kane


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Webber, Sue

Sue Webber


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Alison Tait 

Heather Goodare 

Jane O’Neill 

Jen Hardy 

Kim Rowan 

Lesley Shannon  

Liz Porterfield 

Lynda Murray  


Cancer Research UK  - secretary


Anthony Nolan 

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Scotland 

Beatson Cancer Charity 

Bowel Cancer UK 

Brain Tumour Research 

Breast Cancer Now 

Bristol Myers Squibb 

British Dietetics Association 

Cancer Support Scotland 

CANDU (Dundee Cancer Support Network) 

Circle of Comfort 

CLAN Cancer Support 

Exact Sciences 

Gilead Sciences 




Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust 

Kidney Cancer Support Network 

Kyowa Kirin 

Law Society of Scotland 

Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce 

Leukaemia Care 

Macmillan Cancer Support 

Make 2nds Count 

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland (MASScot) 

Myeloma UK 

NHS Lothian 

NHS National Services Scotland 



Pancreatic Cancer Action 

Pancreatic Cancer UK 

Prostate Cancer UK 

REAL Digital International Limited 


Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation 

Royal College of Occupational Therapists 

Scottish Adult Neuro-oncology Network (SANON) 

Scottish Cancer Foundation 

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) 

Target Ovarian Cancer 

The Brain Tumour Charity 

University of Edinburgh 

University of Glasgow 

West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN) 

Group work

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