Conference information

The Scottish Cancer Conference, now holding its 15th event, is a unique gathering of organisations involved with cancer; from patients to pharmaceutical companies and from clinicians to charities. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to share, learn, network and understand the latest developments in our combined efforts to beat cancer.

The venue

Centrally located, thestudio is opposite Glasgow Central Station and a 10 minute walk from Queen Street Station. 

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Getting here

If you are travelling from within the Glasgow area, we hope you will consider walking or cycling to the venue. 

However, for those coming from further afield, full travel information is below. 

By Bike

The venue will be happy to store any bikes on site with advance notice.

By train

There are two train stations near thestudio. The venue is located almost adjacent to Glasgow Central Station when exiting via the Hope Street exit, on the left of Marks and Spencer Simply Food. Glasgow Queen Street Station is approximately 10 minutes walk away. On exiting the station turn right along West George Street, crossing West Nile Street then Renfield Street. Turn left onto Hope Street and follow the street along until you have Glasgow Central Station on your left, thestudio is located opposite at Sixty Seven Hope Street. 

By car

Discounted rates are available at both NCP Mitchell Street, G1 3LN and NCP Oswald Street, G1 4PA. Both car parks are 24 hours. 

To obtain discounted parking at the NCP car park ask for an NCP validation ticket for either NCP Mitchell Street or NCP Oswald Street car park at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. It will be £7 for the day (rates may vary). 

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Your hosts

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Last year we spent around £38 million in Scotland on some of the UK’s best science and clinical research. We carry out world-class research to improve our understanding of cancer and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer. Our scientists and doctors have made significant contributions to 19 the top 20 drugs used to treat patients worldwide today. We receive no Government funding for our research.

The Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Cancer

Working since 2001, the CPG Cancer is one of the largest Cross Party Parliamentary Groups and brings together MSPs from all parties with cancer organisations, medical practitioners and researchers 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
  • To examine areas of policy or service provision, including both the allocation and the effective use of resources, where there may be inequalities of practice or standards of care and to make representations for effective and timely actions

The group meets four times a year and membership is open to all. For further information please visit: www.scottish.parliament.uk

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