There are several strong centres for cancer research throughout Scotland ranging from behavioural research in the area of prevention to research into the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer.

However, most of the research is carried out in relatively small units and research collaboration across Scotland is the exception rather than the rule.  One of the Foundation's main aims is to foster collaboration in cancer research as we believe that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

For this reason, the Foundation sponsors workshops to allow researchers across Scotland to come together and explore the possibility of working together e.g. a workshop which took place in February 2018 brought together a group of experts to develop a grant proposal to study lifestyle interventions in cancer patients.