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ESMO Young Oncologists Committee

The Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) provides opportunities to strengthen young oncologists’ skills, knowledge and expertise, while providing a platform for networking with other medical oncologists and oncology professionals.

This is done primarily by creating and implementing educational and scientific programmes relevant to YOs in their daily practice and/or research activities. YOC activities are open to all young medical oncologist members of ESMO.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Integrating the activities of the YOC into those of ESMO with the objective of developing Europe's oncology leaders of the future
  • Developing YO Sessions at the Annual ESMO Congresses (both in Europe and Asia) and at ESMO tumor-specific meetings
  • Informing the ESMO Executive Board about career development issues and challenges YOs are faced with and providing a YO perspective on new project developed by ESMO
  • Enhancing YOs expertise for future practice and career development
  • Promoting opportunities for research activities
  • Creating a global YO network where common issues can be shared and debated


  • Chair appointed by the Executive Board on consultation with the outgoing Chair
  • Committee members are ESMO young oncologists, i.e. oncologists younger than 40 years of age


Committee Members


Last update: January 2024

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