Young Cancer Professionals

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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 Young Cancer Professionals group will bring together inspiring people at the dawn of their careers – from physicians and researchers, to psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, and more. Together, they will 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.


Do you want to join the network?

If you are an early career cancer professional, researcher, advocate, or public health professional 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