Cancer Prevention & Screening Special Interest Group

Focus and purpose

To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, information and best practice for those interested in the application of behavioural medicine to the prevention of cancer, including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. This cuts across a number of preventive behaviours including smoking, energy balance (diet and physical activity), HPV vaccination, and cancer screening participation. 
By bringing together researchers, clinicians, third sector organisations and public/patient representatives to facilitate the exchange of information on diverse aspects of cancer prevention and screening research, and cutting across different behaviours, the SIG aims to enhance networks and collaborations and, ultimately, accelerate progress towards and improvement in cancer outcomes. 

Planned activities

  • Holding conference symposia, webinars, and one-day meetings to raise the profile of relevant work among behavioural science and cancer research communities
  • Facilitating research visits or placements between members
  • Supporting the UKSBM mentoring scheme and cancer-related early-career fellowship applications
  • Disseminating relevant topic updates and information to members.


The Cancer Prevention & Screening SIG held a webinar on Friday 24th July 14.30-16.00 entitled ‘Behavioural science in cancer prevention, screening and early diagnosis’. See the Webinars page for a recording of the event available for UKSBM members.
There will be a Cancer Prevention & Screening SIG meeting at the UKSBM Annual scientific Meeting, 13th and 14th January 2021. If you wish to register your interest in being involved and/or presenting as part of this session you can complete this form. Further details will be added shortly.
You can follow communications about our news and events by following #UKSBMCancerSIG on Twitter.

Co-Chairs of the SIG

Dr Jo Waller
(King's College London)

Dr Rebecca Beeken
(University of Leeds)

Dr Teresa Corbett
(Solent University)