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.

Abstract presentations

Following the success of 2022’s abstract submissions, ECO experts have yet again selected 15 abstracts for the European Cancer Summit 2023. Each of them are connected to our Focused Topic Networks and priority areas within Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission recommendations. Four authors were also chosen to present during a special session entitled The Next Generation of Cancer Leaders.

Read more about the selected abstracts here.

A new call for abstracts for the European Cancer Summit 2024 will be launched soon!

YCP posters

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, fill in the information requested in this form. We would love to hear from you!

For any additional questions send an email to


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 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 2023 including over 70 participants from across Europe.

As we embark on this transformative journey, we are thrilled to introduce the dedicated members of the YCP Steering Committee:

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Nikolina Dodlek
Board member responsible for Young Cancer Professionals