Cancer strategy: consultation analysis

Responses to our consultation on a new cancer strategy which sought views on areas to prioritise in relation to cancer prevention, management and care. Responses were analysed in order to provide a transparent evidence base to the government.


1. Public Health Scotland (2022) Cancer survival statistics: People diagnosed with cancer during 2015 to 2019. Available from:

2. Public Health Scotland (2015) Cancer incidence projections for Scotland: Cancer incidence projections for the period 2013-2027. Available from:

3. National Records of Scotland (2022) Projected Population of Scotland (Interim) 2020-based. Available from:

4. Public Health Scotland (2022) Cancer Survival in Scotland (to 2019): A National Statistics release for Scotland. Available from:

5. Public Health Scotland (n.d.) Latest Cancer data and intelligence. Available from:

6. Percentages in the tables have been rounded up to the first decimal and thus may not add up to 100% at all times.

7. Virginia Braun & Victoria Clarke (2006) Using thematic analysis in psychology, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3:2, 77-101, DOI: 10.1191/1478088706qp063oa

8. According to the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce, these types of cancer include cancer in: lungs, stomach, pancreas, liver, oesophagus and the brain.

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