Following the Clinical Cancer Research Path

Following the Clinical Cancer Research Path

You are a medical student and you are interested to learn about the development of cancer treatments? Register now to have an overview about EORTC’s work, the leader in European clinical cancer trials in Europe.

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When & Where

Thursday, 25 April 2019 (14:00 – 17:00)

EORTC HQ – Av. E. Mounier 83, 1200 Brussels – 2nd floor – Tagnon Room

EORTC: European leader in clinical cancer research

The International Agency on Research for Cancer states that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men will face cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that thanks to clinical cancer research, cancer survival rates are increasing.

EORTC is an independent, non-profit cancer research organisation, its mission is to coordinate and conduct international translational and clinical research to improve the standard of cancer treatment for patients.

Thanks to its network of more than 5000 members composed of well-known multidisciplinary oncologists and its infrastructure, EORTC has been leading some of the most practice-changing trials in multi tumours and subpopulations such as elderly and young adults.

On 25th April, medical students who have an interest in clinical cancer research, have the opportunity to meet and discuss with the leaders of the organisation on understanding the challenges of clinical research and knowing more about EORTC.

Draft Programme

14:00-14:40 Prof. Denis Lacombe, Director General – Introduction of EORTC as an organisation for clinical cancer research + Q&A
14:40-15:20 Prof. Bertrand Tombal, President – his journey from being a young medical student to becoming a principal leading investigator in Genito-Urinary cancers + Q&A
15:20-16:00 Prof. Jean-Pascal Machiels, Member – his scientific achievements as a Member of the EORTC network + Q&A
16:00-16:15 Coffee break + Opportunity to ask questions to the speakers
16:15-17:00 Presentations of EORTC staff (15 minutes presentations):

  1. Béatrice Fournier, Clinical Scientist – her role at EORTC
  2. Catherine Fortpied, Statistician – the importance of statistics in clinical cancer research
  3. Teresa de Rojas, Medical Fellow – her fellowship experience
17:00-17:10 Denis Lacombe – Closing speech

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