European Cancer Organisation

ECCO2017: Call for Nominations: ECCO Clinical Research Award 2017

The ECCO Clinical Research Award is given to an individual, in recognition of an outstanding contribution internationally to the integration of scientific research and clinical practice in the field of cancer.

Individuals will have played an innovator role beyond that which would be normally expected of them in their particular sphere of professional endeavour. It is of great merit if he/she has performed preclinical research and shown to be capable of integrating basic and clinical research.

The nominee shall be recognised and respected by the international experimental and clinical oncology and cancer nursing community.

The recipient will receive an Award certificate and plaque and will be invited to make a presentation during the ECCO2017 Congress.

ECCO will support the recipient to attend the ECCO2017 European Cancer Congress held in Amsterdam from 27 to 30 January 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be practising in the field of cancer.
  • The Award will be presented to an individual person.
  • The Award is not designed to recognise long and faithful service by individuals in the practice of their professions.
  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the Award.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2017 Award are open.
Nominations may be made by any oncologist, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research and cancer medicine. Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Nominations must be submitted electronically to Ms Agnese Abolina,, no later than 31st July 2016.  Paper nominations will not be accepted.

The following materials must be submitted:

  1. Nomination Letter, which must:
    • be addressed to the ECCO Clinical Research Award Selection Committee; be written in English; and not exceed 1,000 words; 
    • contain a concise description of the candidate's accomplishments; 
    • include a concise description of how these contribution have changed practice and facilitated progress against cancer.
    Publications supporting these contributions may be directly referenced within the letter.
  2. Candidate's CV.
    The candidate's curriculum vitae in English, including a complete list of the candidate's publications.

Preferred file formats are *.doc. The candidate's CV may be submitted as a .pdf file.

Your nomination is not considered fully submitted until you receive a confirmation e-mail from ECCO. Nominators are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process and to refrain from informing the candidate about the nomination.


Candidates will be considered by a multidisciplinary Selection Committee of European experts in oncology appointed by the President of ECCO. After careful deliberations by the Committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the ECCO Board for final consideration and decision. Selection of the Award winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's demonstration of a tremendous achievement in the progress against cancer.

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