Breast Cancer Now has a Scottish office in Edinburgh, and supports research projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are the leading breast cancer charity in Scotland.

Our work in Scotland

Around 4,700 women and 30 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland each year. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and around 1,000 people in Scotland die from the disease every year.

Health is a devolved issue and many decisions about breast cancer in Scotland are driven by Scottish-based bodies. So by having a dedicated, physical presence in Scotland, we can champion the needs of all breast cancer patients throughout the United Kingdom. 

Breast Cancer Now has a Scottish office in Edinburgh, and we are Scotland’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer. If we all act now we believe that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

To realise this, we fund cutting-edge research into the disease in Scotland, collaborating with the brightest researchers and foremost organisations from around the world. In Scotland, we support scientists working on research projects in locations such as Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

Find out more about our research projects in Scotland.


We seek to keep breast cancer at the top of the agenda through our policy and campaigning work here in Scotland. We influence the quality, provision of treatments and services for those with or at risk of breast cancer and do this by working closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and other decision makers.

We are also a member of the Scottish Cancer Coalition which provides a further platform to ensure breast cancer stays at the top of the health agenda.

We communicate the signs and symptoms of breast cancer to Scottish women, as well as providing information on how to reduce their risk of the disease, with the aim of increasing earlier diagnosis and saving more women’s lives.

We support the Scottish Government ‘Detect Cancer Early’ programme, aimed at increasing early stage cancer diagnosis.

How you can help

We know more than ever before about this devastating disease but we need your support. Our work is only made possible by the generosity of the public. We have committed over £1.4m to work in Scotland and and we believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.  

We’re working towards a time when secondary breast cancer will no longer kill. We’ll be able to contain it. Control it. Live with it. But never die from it. 

Learn more by reading a blog by one of our supporters Lesley, The day my life changed forever, about how secondary breast cancer has affected her.

Keep up to date with all of the latest news from Scotland.

Contact us

Breast Cancer Now
222 Leith Walk

You can contact the team on 0131 226 0763 or email and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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