European Cancer Organisation



Joint ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research


It is a great cause of concern that there has been a striking fall in the numbers of clinical investigators in oncology – both in North America and Europe. The presence of a strong research base is essential to the future of good quality cancer care. Clinical scientists who are able to develop and run high-quality clinical trials are vital to developing new therapies. 

Why do we need a Workshop?
The ‘Methods in Clinical Cancer Research’ Workshop was established to reverse the decline in numbers of clinical scientists. The major aim of the Workshop is to develop a strong, expanding base of well-trained clinical researchers by providing them with the training they need to develop and conduct better clinical/translational trial designs. 

Celebrating fifteen years
2013 marks the 15th year of the Workshop in Flims, which was founded in 1999. Since its inception around 950 fellows from 34 countries, both developing countries, such as Romania, Cuba and Egypt, and developed countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada have attended the annual Workshops.


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Flims Alumni Club

The Flims Alumni Club (FAC) an Advisory Member of ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation, is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2001.

The FAC responds to the interests and needs of highly driven European junior clinical oncologists by offering an expanding range of benefits exclusive to Members.