Conference information

The Scottish Cancer Conference, originally the Scotland Against Cancer conference, has been running for over 20 years. It is a unique gathering of organisations involved with cancer, including people affected by cancer, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, academics, researchers, and charities. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to share, learn, network, and understand the latest developments in our combined efforts to beat cancer. The Scottish Cancer Conference is delivered by Cancer Research UK on behalf of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer.

The venue

University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD


Getting here


  • Secure bike racks are available around the perimeter of the building.


  • Buchanan Bus Station is 0.6 miles away, with frequent services to Glasgow International Airport.


  • Discounted parking is available nearby – the 24hr Duke Street Car Park, G4 0UW (0.3 miles) currently offers an all day, or you can validate your ticket at TIC Reception
  • Download the ParkPass app (Google Play, Apple Store) for discounted parking at 24hr NCP Montrose Street, G1 1RS (0.2 miles).
  • The most suitable car park for those with accessibility needs is the 24hr Duke Street Car Park.
  • Electric vehicle charging points are available at the 24hr Duke Street Car Park.
  • Blue badge holders may park free of charge at on-street parking meters and on-street pay and display areas – please visit Glasgow City Council’s website for more information.


The closest railway stations are:

National Services

  • Queen Street (0.4 miles)
  • Glasgow Central (0.9 miles)

Local Services

  • High Street (0.1 miles)
  • Queen Street (0.4 miles)
  • Argyle Street (0.6 miles)
  • Glasgow Central (0.9 miles)
  • Buchanan St Underground is an 8 minute walk away.

Your hosts

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. We support research into over 200 types of cancer, and our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our long-term investment in state-of-the-art facilities has helped to create a thriving network of research at more than 80 institutions in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK, supporting the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. In 2022/23, we invested around £33 million in research in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Cancer

Working since 2001, the Cross Party Group on Cancer is one of the largest parliamentary Cross Party Groups and brings together MSPs from all parties, with cancer organisations, medical practitioners, researchers and anyone with a keen interest in cancer, to discuss key issues and campaign together to improve cancer services.

The purpose and objectives of the Cross-Party Group on Cancer are:

  • 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

The Co-conveners for the Cross-Party Group on Cancer are Miles Briggs MSP and Jackie Baillie MSP. The group meets four times a year and membership is open to all. For further information  on the group please email