Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR)

Start date
26 Jun 2020
End date
02 Jul 2020
Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands

The annual Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop is a week-long course offered to early-career investigators in all disciplines working in the field of oncology, who are nearing completion of their training, or have recently begun their initial faculty positions.

Learning objectives

  • Educate early-career investigators in the best practices of clinical trial design
  • Provide access to experienced clinical investigators from different institutions and countries with expertise across all areas of clinical research
  • Enable the development of peer-to-peer and mentoring relationships to enhance future career development


The programme outlining the workshop schedule is available online.

Course application

80 students are selected using a competitive application process that consists of a protocol concept, personal statement, and support from an existing mentor.

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Important dates



Application submission opens

5 December 2019

Application submission deadline

5 February 2020


The Workshop is organised by the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and has provided training to nearly 1700 investigators from all over the world since its’ inception in 1999.


  • Nadia Harbeck
  • Lee M. Ellis
  • Saskia Litiere
  • Emiliano Calvo

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