Conference information

The Scottish Cancer Conference, now holding its twelfth 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 sooner.

The venue

Centrally located, the Royal College of Surgeons is approximately 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station and the Tram Station at the east end of Princes Street.

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Getting here

If you are travelling from within the Edinburgh 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

There's a bike a rack just next to Café 1505, adjacent to the Royal College of Surgeons, and there are metal rails inside the campus that can be used by delegates for locking bikes to.

By bus

Buses from Princes Street are very frequent. Services passing the College include numbers 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31 and 33.

Full details of all bus travel across Edinburgh can be found on the Lothian Buses website.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes walk from the College.

Exit Waverley via the Market Street exit, take a right and then first left onto Cockburn Street and follow the road/hill until the top.

Take a left of the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile. At the first set of lights, take a right onto North Bridge and continue along this route until the College is on your left.

Alternatively, a taxi from Waverley Station will cost approximately £4.00. 

By car

There are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street.

Ten Hill Place Hotel: Limited parking is available at the hotel and is available on a first come first served basis. The cost is £15 per day

St John’s Hill NCP: Ten Hill Place have a discount scheme with NCP at St John’s Hill. There is a validation machine located in the hotel reception. Please bring your car parking ticket before going to collect and 10% discount will be given.

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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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