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Testimonials from 2018


 

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

What they said in 2018:

Malaka Ameratunga, United Kingdom
Medical Oncology

I found the Workshop an incredible experience, with an excellent mix of large group didactic sessions and focussed small group discussions to aid in the development of a clinical trial protocol.

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Caterina Aversa, United Kingdom
Medical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop is an outstanding experience and a precious opportunity for young oncologists to learn how to set up a clinical study from the initial idea to the complete protocol.

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Ahmed Badawy, Egypt  
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer

This Workshop was a perfect mix of topics, people, science and social gathering.

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Capucine Baldini, France
Medical Oncology

Meeting all these experts and outstanding fellows committed to improve cancer care for our patients was an enriching and unforgettable experience.

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Marta Bonotto, Italy
Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

The faculty members worked day and night to help us on planning a protocol that would answer our specific questions and to ensure that the trial was meaningful, well designed, feasible and ethic. They were friendly, while offering constructive criticism.

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Mariana Brandão, Belgium
Medical Oncology

My experience at the Workshop was even better than I expected: the design of the Workshop leads to a “full-immersion” learning opportunity, which greatly enhances the interaction between faculty and trainees and promotes an intense discussion of each idea.

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Jesper Brok, Denmark
Paediatric Oncology

I learned how to fine-tune the protocol specifically for my niche, pediatric oncology, and how to narrow down the protocol to the key elements and keep it simple-minded.

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Alberto Carretero-González, Spain
Medical Oncology

This Workshop exemplifies perfectly the phrase: “every effort has its rewards”. Taking into account the hard work carried out in the course, the rewards could be not only great in the present but also key in our future.

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Nazli Dizman, USA
Genitourinary Oncology

MCCR Workshop gave me the opportunity to work on my research proposal with world-known experts of the area in a friendly and professional environment.

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Rebecca Hill, United Kingdom
Paediatric Oncology
 
The MCCR Workshop gives you the essential tools, knowledge and guidance, that you would normally struggle to get in routine clinical training, to execute robust and meaningful clinical trials.

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Arabella Hunt, United Kingdom
Clinical Oncology

The Workshop offers an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues from around the world. I learnt a great deal and have grown in confidence as a researcher.

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Olga Ilina, Russian Federation
Surgical Oncology

It is incredible that such respected and famous statisticians and clinicians from Europe, Canada and USA spend their time, share their ideas with fellows, do all their best to improve their protocols and are always available during the Workshop for further discussions.

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Martijn Intven, The Netherlands
Radiation Oncology

The MCCR Workshop was a life changing experience. It confirmed that, despite the fact that it is sometimes accompanied by frustrations, clinical research can be really satisfying and fun and that it is of great importance to improve future outcomes for cancer patients.

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Dheepak Kanagavel, France
Haematology/Oncology

The Workshop had all the necessary tools to get fully involved in developing the study protocol.

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Stijn Keereweer, The Netherlands
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

This was an outstanding experience that provided me with the great opportunity to develop a clinical trial protocol in just one week and at the same time learn the essentials of clinical trial design from world-renowned experts in the field.

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Michel van Kruchten, The Netherlands
Medical Oncology

It was interesting to see how research protocols changed (sometimes drastically), and got better day by day during the protocol development sessions.

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Matteo Lambertini, Belgium
Medical Oncology

To all young oncologists that love their work, are hardworking and eager to increase their knowledge on clinical trials and research skills, the participation to the MCCR Workshop represents a can’t miss opportunity!

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Ignacio Matos, Spain
Medical Oncology

It was possible to discuss every aspect of clinical trials methodology: design, biomarkers, rational, as well as statistical aspects.

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Laetitia Mauti, Switzerland
Medical Oncology

While everything I had heard from my colleagues who had attended the Workshop in previous years was true (hard work, late nights, stats everywhere and great company culminating in an "own" trial protocol), the Workshop provided much more than that.

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Valentina Orlando, Italy
Medical Oncology

I had the possibility to get involved in planning my research and to discuss it with opinion experts from all over the world during the “Meet your expert” session. Beyond research work, it was also an international and young setting with the possibility to compare different realities and to network.

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David Pinto, Portugal
Surgical Oncology

The MCCR Workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to identify a question and to build a protocol to address it. It is a very intense week of work in a remarkable setting with a highly committed faculty and enthusiastic fellows, and an amazing window to expand your network.

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Patricia Martin Romano, France 
Medical Oncology

The Workshop has been an exceptional educational opportunity that has improved my knowledge about the basis of clinical and translational trial design.

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Abdulazeez Salawu, United Kingdom
Medical Oncology

There were one-of-a-kind networking opportunities with the internationally-reputable faculty all of whom are leaders of oncology research. They were all extremely approachable, interested in our work, helpful and willing to be provide advice and mentorship relating to the current protocol and a career beyond.

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Michael Skwarski, United Kingdom
Radiation Oncology

My knowledge of how to effectively design clinical trials greatly increased during this week and as a result my own study protocol improved significantly.

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Nagavalli Somasundaram, Singapore
Medical Oncology

The Workshop was an excellent platform for learning, collaborating and meeting excellent mentors who are passionate about training fellows to do good research.

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Fiona Turkes, United Kingdom 
GI Oncology

It was a huge privilege that faculty members gave us so much time at practicality any time of day.

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Jennifer Rui Wang
Surgical Oncology

This Workshop is the perfect mix between practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

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