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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

Monday, December 18, 2023

This next meeting of the CPG on Cancer will take place on 18 December from 2.00pm to 2.30pm and will include the group's AGM. 

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Michael Heggie.


Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Jackie Baillie


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Finlay Carson


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Sharon Dowey


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Stephen Kerr


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Sue Webber


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Colette Backwell 

Julie Croft

Ryan Devlin

Jeannie Erskine

Emma Jane Farren

Heather Goodare 

Rosa MacPherson

Tom Martin 

Christine Mitchell

Lynda Murray

Jane O'Neill

Marjan Pokhylyy

Liz Porterfield

Penny Richardson

Kim Rowan

Ewan Shannon

Lesley Shannon

Lesley Stephen 

Alison Tait

Jo Williamson

Helen Fleming


Cancer Research UK  - secretary


Aberdeen Myeloma Support Group

ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) Scotland

Action Kidney Cancer

Alcohol Focus Scotland


AMLo Biosciences’ 

Anthony Nolan

AOP Orphan


Atos UK

Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Bladder Cancer Scotland

Blood Cancer UK

BMA Scotland

Bowel Cancer UK

Brain Tumour Action

Brain Tumour Research

Breast Cancer Now

British Dental Association

British Dietetics Association

British Liver Trust

Cancer Card

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support UK

CANDU (Dundee Cancer Support Network)

Circle of Comfort

Clan Cancer Support

CLL Support

Cruse Scotland Bereavement 

Edinburgh and Lothians Prostate Cancer Support Group

Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Edinburgh Napier University

Ettrickburn Ltd

Exact Sciences

Fight Bladder Cancer UK

Funding Neuro



Glow Gold

Greg Stevenson Consulting Limited’ 

 Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Public Affairs




Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Kyowa Kirin

Law Society of Scotland

Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce

Leukaemia Care

Lilly UK

Macmillan Cancer Support

Maggie's Centres

Make 2nds Count

Marie Curie

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland (MASScot)

Mental Health Foundation

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Midlothian Cancer Peer Support Group’

Myeloma UK


NHS Fife

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Tayside


Obesity Action Scotland


Opened Door Ltd

Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Scotland

Public Health Scotland

REAL Digital International Limited


Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Royal College of Radiologists 

Sarcoma UK

Scottish Adult Neuro-oncology Network (SANON)

Scottish Cancer Foundation

Scottish Cancer Network

Scottish Clinical Trials Research Unit

Scottish Government

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group 

SERB Pharmaceuticals 

South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN)

Target Ovarian Cancer

Teenage Cancer Trust

Terence Higgins Trust

The Brain Tumour Charity

TRACTion Cancer Support

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN)

Womb Cancer Support UK

Worldwide Cancer Research

Young Lives vs Cancer