Who we are

Our Mission

Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, every step of the way. We make the journey easier by transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered. We provide services, as well as funding specialists, research and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families.   

From the hospital wards, right to the heart of the communities that The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre serves, we believe everyone should experience cancer with care, with love and with hope. We are with our patients and their families for every step of the journey.  

By working within NHS environments, Beatson Cancer Charity is ideally placed to understand the needs of patients and staff. We respond by providing services and funding that enhance and strengthen NHS care and enable patients and their families to be helped swiftly and compassionately. At the same time our independence as a charity allows us to develop and extend our services further into the heart of Scottish communities to support more people with cancer before, during and after treatment.  

Amongst patients and the wider community, we are best known for our award-winning Wellbeing Centre and specialist support at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and across hospitals in five health boards. While clinical and research professionals recognise us for our ongoing commitment to more effective cancer services, funding additional specialist staff and supporting cutting-edge cancer research and education.   

All our work is made possible by our supporters. It is their generosity which allows Beatson Cancer Charity to deliver an innovative and patient-focused approach to cancer care and change the lives of those affected by the disease every day.