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About The Workshop

ASCO/AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research
July 29-August 4, 2017
Vail Mountain Marriott Resort
Vail, Colorado

The Workshop application will be available in mid-late January. The application deadline is Friday, March 10..

An intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology.

Workshop Codirectors:
Patricia M. LoRusso, DO
Jyoti Patel, MD
Meredith M. Regan, ScD

For those protocols using agents from a pharmaceutical company that are not FDA-approved for the disease under study, a letter of commitment from the collaborating company stating that drug will be supplied for the proposed trial or a copy of the correspondence with the company suggesting their likely support of the trial IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Priority will be given to applicants that have a clear letter of support that is uploaded with the application (preferably a letter of commitment, but at minimum, a letter of intent).

Questions?: Please contact Dean A. Post, AACR Associate Director, Program Development at

Supported in part by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute and educational grants from corporate supporters.

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Comments from 2015 Workshop Participants:

"I would like to thank all of you for making the Vail experience incredible for me. I truly appreciate everyone’s comments and suggestions to help my idea transform into a real, meaningful protocol. Before coming to Vail, I was quite nervous about how I could write a protocol just in 5 days. Now, I not only have a protocol, but have also learned a tremendous amount about clinical research, made new friends, …. This protocol "Boot Camp” is definitely a life changing experience!"

"This was an amazing experience - thank you so much for an incredible week!"

"I can't thank all of you enough for your efforts to improve this protocol. You demonstrated a sense of commitment to helping me activate this trial and reach my accrual goal. Thank you as well for your advice about pursuing an academic career in radiation oncology. I hope only that I can find mentors and colleagues as supportive and thoughtful as you wherever I eventually end up."

"I just wanted to say thank you so very much for all of the support and opportunity to participate in this phenomenal workshop. Words truly can't express how much I learned, and how appreciative I am to have had the opportunity to work with you all."

"Thank you very much for all of your wonderful advice and critiques this week. This was an invaluable experience and I will carry the lessons learned and friendships made here this week for the duration of my career."

"I also want to express my gratitude for your constructive feedback and all of your time and effort in reviewing our clinical trial designs, correlative studies, protocols, and consent documents. I really appreciate that you volunteered your time to help fellows like myself grow as clinical investigators. It is really inspiring!"

"Thank you very much for all your support and excellent mentoring over the course of the workshop. It was a really great and extremely productive week, with a lot of great ideas, teaching, mentoring and networking. All your input was invaluable in the process of developing my protocol."

"This was one of the most productive, useful, and educational weeks of my career."

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