Camilla Qvortrup

Young Oncologists Committee member

Address Odense University Hospital
Department of Oncology


Camilla Qvortrup

ESMO: What is your current activity?

Camilla: I’m enrolled in the clinical training programme to become a clinical oncologist. My research area is in GI-cancer.

Can you tell us a bit about your future plans?

My PhD. was in colorectal cancer – so after I have completed my ‘general’ clinical training programme, I want to further specialise in GI-cancer.

Why did you choose to become an oncologist?

In Denmark, radiation oncology and medical oncology is organised into a joint specialty designated clinical oncology. I was attracted by the complexity of the specialty - including the biology of the disease, cooperation in multidisciplinary teams, research and the communication with cancer patients.

What does your involvement with ESMO and the Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) mean to you?

Being part of the Young Oncologists Committee is a great privilege for me, and I am looking forward to contribute to the projects of the YOC, and to the exchange of experience among young oncologist across Europe to further improve working conditions and the medical and scientific education of young oncologists.

Do you have some good advice you would like to share with your international colleagues?

‘Use’ all the possible training and educational opportunities across Europe and get involved with both national and international activities – including ESMO, of course.