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Testimonials from 2017

MCCR Workshop
 

Hundreds of students over the years have successfully improved their skills and knowledge thanks to the clinical trial workshops.

Simer Jit Száva Bains, Norway
Clinical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop has by far exceeded my expectations. It gives you the necessary tools, knowledge and experience to execute robust and meaningful clinical trials.

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Hannah Buckley, United Kingdom
Clinical Oncology

This workshop was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about clinical trial methods in cancer research. The lecture program covered a huge range of topics and has greatly improved my knowledge of the considerations required to develop a well-designed research study.  

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Giulia Buzzatti, France 
Medical Oncology 

Writing an entire protocol in a week proved to be an outstanding work experience as well as a personal challenge. As a work experience, I learned how to develop a protocol end to end, figuring out all the problems that arise at each step of the process.

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Claudia Cardone, Italy
Medical Oncology

As young oncologists (YOs), we have to learn how to interpret and how to construct a research study, in order to make the progress happen, improving the outcomes of our patients living with cancer. During our training, it is difficult to learn critical elements of clinical trials design. “Methods In Clinical Cancer Research” is a terrific experience, a must-attend for YOs involved in cancer research. 

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Miranda Dierselhuis, Netherlands
Paediatric Oncology

This course has provided me the unique opportunity to be completely dedicated to writing my protocol for six days. Both faculty members and fellow participants were very much involved and shared their knowledge and ideas in order to improve the quality of the protocol.

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Raquel Guimaraes, Brazil
Radiation Oncology

During the one-week stay in Zeist, Amsterdam, I had one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Being at the workshop was like a dream came true, and I felt it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop skills in writing protocols, even though I was aware of the hard work it demanded. 

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Lauriane Eberst, France
Early Phase Trials

This week spent in Zeist was unique: I progressed a lot, and went back home with an almost fully written protocol. In other words, I came with an idea, and left with a solid and concrete project.  It is only the “end of the beginning”, there is still work to do, but this week in Zeist gave me huge motivation to develop this project.

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Jos Elbers, Netherlands
Radiation Oncology

The MCCR Workshop gave me the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of a good clinical trial set up. The biostatisticians and epidemiological experts really helped me choosing the correct endpoints and associated power calculations. By consulting with many clinicians, I learned to incorporate a well-designed trial with translational research. 

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Stefanie Fischer, Switzerland
Medical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop is the greatest learning experience I have ever had. Beforehand, my colleagues who already attended the MCCR Workshop told me many things, but you will not be able to imagine the atmosphere until you attended yourself.

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Lizza Hendriks, Netherlands 
Respiratory Diseases

Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research is really the best workshop I have ever attended. This Workshop combines varied educational formats that all serve their purpose. The faculty do their utmost best to provide good inspiring educational lectures, and they are enthusiastic and easy to approach during meet your expert sessions or when you are working on your protocol. It is great that they make time in their busy schedule to educate a group of young professionals.

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Björn-Ole Juhnke, Germany
Paediatric Oncology

The 5-day workshop was a unique experience, especially in terms of meeting such a big peer-group of fellows interested in clinical cancer research. The daily lectures provided deep insights in virtually every detail of modern clinical study conceptuation. No doubt, the MCCR Workshop was a rewarding experience and greatly helped to push my own very first clinical trial forward.

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Katarzyna Kozak, Poland
Medical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop is definitely the best workshop that I have ever attended. The Workshop provides the necessary tools one needs to conduct clinical trials that yield clear results and have the potential to impact patient care. 

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Aly-Khan Lalani, USA
Medical Oncology

The 2017 Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR) Workshop was an intensive and productive experience in protocol development. On arrival in the Netherlands, it was clear that my fellow colleagues were all similarly high-energy, enthusiastic, like-minded individuals who were keen young investigators. This energy was infectious and palpable throughout the week. 

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Gianluca Laus, United Kingdom 
Lung Cancer 

I was really overwhelmed by the endless focus of colleagues, up to 2.00 am talking with statistician and their mentors in the Hotel Hall. I will never forget all the efforts directed for the final propose to fight cancer and ameliorate patients live. 

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Joline Lim, United Kingdom 
Drug Development, Breast Oncology

The week spent at the MCCR Workshop was one of the most fulfilling and enriching weeks in my career as a clinical fellow in medical oncology. I was astounded by the enthusiasm of the clinical faculty, who went far beyond their role as teachers to guide us on how to seek the right hypotheses, plan a protocol that will answer specific questions, and to ensure that our trials can adequately verify or disprove the hypotheses at the end of the day. 

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Alexios Matikas, Sweden 
Medical Oncology

Being surrounded by talented fellows, with clear ideas and an ambition to succeed, armed with an inquiring mind and an understanding of the strengths and limitations young researchers at our level have, was most certainly beneficial and deeply influential. 

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Christian Maurer, Belgium
Medical Oncology

Participation in the MCCR workshop will be one of the main formative experiences in my scientific career. The luxury to be surrounded by numerous dedicated statisticians and experts from all fields of oncology experienced in the planning and conducting of all kinds of clinical trials, and with whom you can discuss and work on your protocol, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

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Tineke Meijer, Netherlands
Radiation Oncology

It is definitely a very intensive week, as you have lectures and discussion sessions during the day, and you have to write your protocol in the evening, but it is worth it.

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Pasquale Persico, Italy
Medical Oncology

Being at the beginning of my medical oncology career, MCCR Workshop was the best opportunity I ever had to improve my research skills, to get new ideas to develop in the future and to network with fantastic people. I will never forget this experience and I definitely recommend it.

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Kevin Punie, Belgium
General Medical Oncology

The possibility of the one-on-one Meet the Expert sessions with the other Faculty members, as well as the interaction with the Faculty members and peers outside the sessions, were extremely valuable not only for the protocol development but also for possible future collaboration opportunities. 

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Jeanine Roodhart, Netherlands 
Medical Oncology 

The 19th ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on ‘Methods in Clinical Cancer Research’ at Zeist, Netherlands has been an outstanding experience. It provided me with the great opportunity to develop a clinical trial protocol in just one week and learn everything about clinical trial development from the experts in the field at the same time. 

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Enrique Sanz Garcia
Medical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop has been the greatest learning experience in oncology of my career. This Workshop has given me the opportunity to learn more about clinical cancer research thanks to the experience of the faculty.

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José Silva, Portugal
Medical Oncology

Even though one often has to change initial protocol plans, in the end it was one of the best workshops I’ve had the pleasure of participating in. Faculty members are tireless in their effort to really make your protocol bullet-proof with the aim of translating all the effort into something that will be clinically and scientifically meaningful. 
 
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Mariela Vasileva-Slaveva, Bulgaria
Surgical Oncology

The Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR) was unique experience for me. First of all, this workshop really changed my protocol in a way that it is much more feasible, meaningful and practice changing. It was an amazing learning opportunity, which I never thought I would have. 

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María Vieito Villar, Spain
Medical Oncology

Even after years of hearing about this workshop from my mentors and co-workers, nothing could have prepared me for the actual experience of joining other 80 young oncologists and more than 35 faculty members, chosen among the most promising, most dedicated and most energetic of the oncology community. 

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Elvira Vos, Netherlands
Surgical Oncology

The 19th ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research was a unique experience! I was delighted that that my application was chosen and that I was allowed to participate together with 79 other participants. 

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