Early career

EORTC is dedicated to fostering the development of young doctors working in clinical and translational cancer research. We want to help them embrace the opportunities these activities can generate for personal and career development.

Clinical research is now a complex science requiring a broad range of knowledge, not only in the field of medicine but also in understanding regulatory requirements, economic and strategic challenges in health care. To become a leader in the field, a clinical researcher needs to experience and understand all the clinical research environment, while advancing therapeutic progress. New skills are required, beyond the classical methodology of clinical research.

There is a crucial need to identify and champion the next generation of top researchers to sustain EORTC’s legacy in promoting cancer treatment that truly benefits patients.  With this in mind, EORTC is creating opportunities for these early-career investigators to work in partnership with stakeholders spanning various disciplines, to build on their curiosity, passion, diligence, persistency and dedication.

  • EORTC research groups include seats for early-career investigators on their steering committees
  • Protocols developed at EORTC involve an early-career investigator as co –principal investigator
  • EORTC is developing mentorship programmes to develop EORTC future leaders.

In addition, EORTC provides training and education opportunities for scientists, doctors and other experts involved in cancer clinical research.