UCAN was launched by two consultant urological surgeons based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.- Sam McClinton and James N’Dow. They saw a need to raise awareness of urological cancers, to make a diagnosis as early as possible, and to improve the patient’s experience of care, treatment and aftercare.
UCAN was established as a Recognised Scottish Charity in autumn 2005 and launched in January 2006 with the aim of adding value to NHS services by raising £2 million over three years to create a recognised centre of excellence for urological cancers in the north of Scotland.
UCAN has been particularly successful in attracting the support of prominent members of the business community and other local VIPs, and a formal launch event in January 2006, hosted by Aberdeen’s Lord Provost, attracted around 100 guests comprising councillors, leaders in corporate and public life, representatives of cancer organisations, patients and many others with an interest.
UCAN continues to go from strength to strength, with gifts ranging from major corporate donations to individual sponsorships and collecting cans which have penetrated workplace, leisure and hospitality venue alike.
This website will tell you more about UCAN. We hope you will want to get involved.