Young Cancer Professionals

The Young Cancer Professionals (YCP) group is a dynamic and passionate community of early career cancer professionals, united by a common goal to revolutionize cancer care in Europe. Through collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and innovative thinking, the YCP group aims to rebuild a resilient cancer care system while empowering its members. Now as we embark on this transformative journey, we are thrilled to introduce the dedicated members of the YCP Steering Committee.

Here is the YCP steering committee:

Steering Committee v2

What is the Young Cancer Professionals group?

The future of cancer care in Europe requires the passion and commitment of a new generation of professionals. The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the healthcare workforce into a full blown crisis, battered by understaffing, inadequate working conditions, and insufficient training. Morale is low and burnout is rampant. The European Cancer Organisation is looking to help chart a new way forward.

The recently established YCP group brings together inspiring people at the dawn of their careers – from physicians and researchers, to psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, and more. Together, they share experiences, offer fresh perspectives, and propose needed insights to rebuild a more resilient cancer system. Professional empowerment will be a key objective throughout.

Together, we must safeguard the cancer workforce in Europe, while engaging in our Focused Topic Networks and policy initiatives.

The first open virtual meeting of the Young Cancer Professionals group was held on 14 April including over 70 participants from across Europe.

Call for Abstracts - European Cancer Summit 2023

Following the first year of abstract submissions in 2022, we are pleased to announce this year’s European Cancer Summit’s Abstract submission process which closes on 15 September 2023.

Abstract submissions are open to lead authors who are aged 40 or younger, on 15 November 2023. We particularly encourage lead author submissions from junior clinicians and academics. The successful abstracts will be presented at a special session within the Summit for young cancer professionals and leaders, which will take place on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

More information can be found here.

YCP Summit Abstracts 1

Do you want to join the network?

If you are an early career cancer professional, researcher, public health professional, aged 40 years old or younger and want to join, send an email to to express your interest.

Fill in the information requested in this form and include a picture of yourself. We would love to hear from you!


Watch the videos of the European Cancer Summit 2022 abstracts authors, that are already part of the network.


Nikolina Dodlek
Executive Board Member
Young Cancer Nurse, EONS
Marlies Wakkee
Associate Professor and Dermatologist
Erasmus MC Cancer Institute
Chairperson of Tumor Focus Group Melanoma
Madalina Iamandei
All.Can Internationa
Judit Csontos
Research Associate
The Wales Centre For Evidence Based Care, School of Healthcare Sciences
Cardiff University
Monica Muraca
MD, PanCare
Late Effect Clinic Coordinator
IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini