Albufeira, Portugal

Summer School in Translational Cancer Research

when 12 October 2020 - 16 October 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1000

In light of not being able to predict the dynamics of the covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 Summer School. Instead, we are considering hosting a shorter online event.

Though the Summer School 2020 is an important event for connecting the dots in translational cancer research in Europe and beyond; protecting the health of all people involved, as well as assuring the slowest possible spread, is our first priority, and has led to this decision.

Education with a focus on translational cancer research is still an unmet need. To cover that need, the Summer School in Translational Cancer Research will bring together PhD students, postdocs, and researching clinicians (residents) from the entire research continuum.

This one week course is hosted by CCE and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), organized by the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, and supported by the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) as well as others.

It gives excellent opportunities to interact with well-known speakers, create networks, and initiate collaborations in Europe and world-wide. The participants will have the possibility to present their research projects in poster sessions and oral presentations.

Main topics of this year’s Summer School will be:

Hallmarks of Cancer
Personalized Cancer Medicine
Drug Development
Immunooncology and Immunotherapy
Hereditary Cancers
Cancer Prevention
Science Policy, Patient and Public Involvement

The application process is now open. For further information and the online application form please visit and have a look at our video:

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2020.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The safety of all participants and faculty members is our highest priority. For the time being, we still expect that the Summer School will take place as scheduled. In the unfortunate event that we might need to cancel the Summer School, participants will receive a full refund of their cost contribution (not including travel costs) and will be offered the opportunity to attend the next edition in due course. The final decision will be taken on August 7, 2020, at the latest.

Target group

PhD students, postdocs, and researching clinicians (residents)

Course aim

Education with a focus on translational cancer research, bringing together participants coming from both preclinical laboratories and clinical centers.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Cost contribution covers:
- Accommodation for six nights (Sunday October 11 – Saturday October 17, 2020) at double room occupancy.
- Full board (starting with dinner on Sunday October 11 and finishing with breakfast on Saturday October 17, 2020).
- Shuttle service from Faro upon request (airport / station to hotel and back).


Only very few scholarships covering the participation fee can be granted. As the scholarships will be very competitive and limited in number, we strongly advise to check for internal or external funding opportunities.