Translational Research Unit Visits

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

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: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France


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


Technologies to assess cancer complexity

Aim and objectives

To understand the potential future impact of technologies that assess cancer complexity

The visit will cover

  • Technologies to assess cancer complexity
  • Developing new mathematical tools to interpret data
  • Current fields of application for Translationl Research
  • New fields of Translational Research
  • Practical issues in Translational Research

For information about the programme and the institute, please download the following documents:

Application deadline: 31 January 2019

Online Application

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 and Award 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: Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium

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

Dates: 21-22 January 2019

For information about the programme and the institute, please download the following documents:

Application closed.