Translational Research Unit Visits

These two, three or four days visits are educational events for young oncologists.

Fellowship Deadline
Translational Visits Application Closed

They provide the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight into oncology care and translational research at a top cancer centre
  • Support efforts to expand professional networks with a European institution of excellence

TRU Visit: The Christie Hospital and Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom


Biomarkers - bridging the gap in clinical translational research 


25 -28 June 2019

The aim of the visit:

By the end of this interactive 4 day course, fellows will have a comprehensive understanding of the broad range of biomarkers and their application within clinical trials.  Hearing from scientific and clinical experts from across a diverse range of oncology disciplines, attendees will have exposure to cutting edge facilities and internationally renowned expertise in biomarker development. There will be opportunity:

  • to learn from the faculty in interactive sessions
  • for hands on laboratory experience seeing biomarkers in action
  • to tour the world class Manchester facilities 
  • to attend a live molecular tumour board to experience directly the application of biomarkers in influencing clinical decision making

This workshop is aimed at medical oncologists, clinical oncologists and those with an interest in imaging biomarkers and clinical trial design.

Amount and duration

Each awardee will receive 1,000€ to cover travel, local transport and accommodation. The host institute will receive 2,000€ for administration costs.

Application Requirements

Please read the full Guidelines and Application Instructions for TRU Visit Fellowships before starting your application.

Applicants must:

  • Be an ESMO member of 40 years or under at the time of the application
  • Be proficient in English
  • Be an oncologist or in training to become an oncologist, currently working in internal medicine or medical, radiation or surgical oncology

NB: Candidates who have previously participated in an ESMO TRU Visit cannot apply to take part in a second visit and are therefore not eligible.

Application must include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letter from home institute

Application review process

Applications are reviewed by the ESMO Fellowship Committee which comprises leaders in the oncology field. The committee will evaluate and score all aspects of the application, and in particular focus on:

  • The extent and level of previous education (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Other professional training
  • Quality of the application
  • How the acquired information and knowledge will be used in the home institute

Priority will be given to applicants who are not currently working at an institute of excellence as well as to applicants who have no laboratory experience, as the TRU Visit is an introduction to translational research.

Applicants with the highest score will be awarded the fellowship.

Important: All applications must be submitted in English; incomplete applications will not be accepted; applicants will be notified about the result approximately one month after the application deadline.

TRU Visit: Clinical Division of Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital Vienna, Austria


Translational Research in Oncology: From Bench to Bedside and Back


15 – 17 May 2019 (three days, two half days and one full day)

Application closed.

TRU Visit: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France


Technologies to assess cancer complexity


Visit commences at 10:00 CET on the 18 April 2019 and concludes on the 19 April 2019 at 17:30 CET

Application closed.

TRU Visit: Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium


Integrating translational research to the clinic: towards improved cancer patients’ care


21-22 January 2019

Application closed.