Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR)

Zeist, Netherlands - 17 Jun - 21 Jun 2017

For junior clinical oncologists in any clinical research area to learn the essentials of clinical trial design

Key Benefits

  • The six day scientific programme incorporates four educational formats to respond to a variety of learning needs
  • Exclusive access to and mentoring by up to 40 highly-experienced clinical experts in the field of oncology from Europe, US and Canada
  • Exceptional opportunity to meet and network with an elite group of 80 junior clinical oncologists from all over the world
  • Outstanding educational experience in a unique setting conducive to professional relationship building, learning and development
  • Access to a variety of educational tools including individual counselling designed to enable participants to develop their initial protocol proposal into a complete protocol
  • Active promotion of productive dialogues between young cancer specialists and the European and non-European Cancer Societies

Important dates

Deadline Date
Application submission opens 7 December 2016
Application submission deadline 8 February 2017

Course application

Application for the course is via the ECCO website. See here for further information.


The programme outlining the workshop schedule is available online.

View the programme

Workshop testimonials


Overall the clinical workshop exceeded all expectations. It was an excellent educational experience, meticulously organised, and run by outstanding and enthusiastic experts with a clear passion for teaching and training.

Julia Cockle, ESMO Member

The Faculty members, and especially my mentors, were determinded to help me deliver a complete and detailed protocol. The obtained knowledge and experience were not only helpful for my study protocol, but will be of lasting value during the rest of my career.

Hein Handgraaf, ESMO Member

ESMO Faculty

  • Emiliano Calvo, Spain, ESMO Workshop Director

In 2016 eight ESMO Young Oncologists were awarded ESMO travel grants to attend the workshop.

Eduardo Castanon Alvarez, France
Noam Falbel Pondé, Belgium
Sanjeev Kumar, UK
Nuria Mulet Margalef, Spain
Angela Orcurto, Switzerland
Spyridon Sideris, Belgium
Shobha Silva, UK
Kamil Zalewski, Poland