Young & Early Career Investigator

EORTC is dedicated to fostering the development of oncology researchers 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 has put in place in their membership the Young-Early Career Investigator (Y-ECI) categories, which are creating opportunities for them 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
  • EORTC research groups are encouraged to initiate a Y-ECI task force with opportunities for organising webinars of interest, bring / contribute to research projects by involving an early-career investigator as co-principal investigator

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