Dr Campbell stood out to the Board of Directors due to her contribution to cancer screening, leading a series of research studies which have improved the understanding and effectiveness of screening programmes both in the UK and overseas. In addition, Dr Campbell’s work has sought to understand the factors that can improve participation in screening and help to identify the disease at its earliest, treatable stage. Dr Campbell said: “I’m honoured to receive this year’s Scottish Cancer Foundation prize, and I thank my research colleagues and students past and present whose work contributed to this award. Understanding and addressing the concerns and fears of those invited to take part in cancer screening can help to reduce deaths from bowel and cervical cancers in Scotland. The prize money will be used to further support the role of primary care nurses in their vital work.”

  • The 2019 winner of the Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Evans Forrest Medal is Dr. Christine Campbell from The University of Edinburgh.

    Dr Campbell stood out to the Board of Directors due to her contribution to cancer screening, leading a series of research studies which have improved the understanding and effectiveness of screening programmes both in the UK and overseas. In addition, Dr Campbell’s work has sought to understand the factors that

  • Prof Sir Patrick Forrest

    Professor Sir Pat Forrest Obituary

    Professor Sir Pat Forrest, who founded the Scottish Cancer Foundation along with Professor John Evans, died at the age of 98 on August 7, 2021. He was truly one of the giants of 20th century surgery, and his contributions to the management of breast cancer were unparalleled. Not only did

  • New PhD Opportunity: Doctoral Training Fellowship in Cancer Prevention

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31ST MAY 2021 The Scottish Cancer Foundation (SCF) focuses on Cancer Prevention, and wishes to promote research, collaborative working across Scotland and public engagement in this area.  Accordingly, the Foundation wishes to invest in the future of Cancer Prevention by providing motivated early-career individuals with research training

  • The Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize & Evans Forrest Medal

    The Scottish Cancer Foundation invites nominations for the 2021 Prize which will be for an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the maintenance and/or recovery of cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be nominated or self-nominated. The applicant(s) must be living and working in

  • SCPN e-digest – Issue 3 – November 2020

    All articles from the e-digest can be viewed here

  • Scottish Cancer Foundation PhD Opportunity

    We are excited to advertise shortly a new Scottish Cancer Foundation PhD Studentship looking at improving cancer preventive behaviours in cancer patients and their families. Cancer prevention is vital given ever increasing cancer cases and spiralling costs of cancer treatment. The challenge is that supporting people to live a cancer preventive lifestyle (not smoking, being

  • SCPN e-digest Issue 2

    All articles from this issue can be accessed here

  • Skydive Fundraising Success for SCF

    When Elma Nicoll jumped out of a plane thousands of feet over Perthshire, the Scottish Cancer Foundation earned almost £27 for every 100 feet she dropped.   Elma was fulfilling a lifelong ambition to take part in a skydive and, in the process, honoured the memory of her father and

  • The Latest SCF Newsletter is Out Now!

    This issue focuses on this year’s winner of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Prize and Evans Forrest Medal, Dr Christine Campbell. There’s also important information about the aims and activities of Scottish Cancer Foundation, and the success of one of our previous medal winners, Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland. 

  • Major honour for Scots researcher

    A Scots researcher whose work on cancer screening has helped to save lives around the world is this year’s winner of the Scottish Cancer Foundation prize which recognises excellence in cancer care and prevention.   Dr Christine Campbell, of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, has led a series of