In the past 18 years, the ECCO-AACR-EO RTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research always proved to be a key workshop to cultivate a proficient and flourishing research base to advance good quality cancer care by equipping future generations of clinical scientists with the right tools. This exclusive educational workshop consists in a six-day scientific programme incorporating four educational formats, to respond to a variety of learning needs, and offering exclusive access to and mentoring by up to 40 highly experienced clinical experts in the field of oncology from Europe, US and Canada. MCCR is also an exceptional opportunity to meet and network with an elite group of 80 junior clinical oncologists from all over the world, and it has been designed to provide individual counselling to each participant as well as to build fruitful professional relationships. Application submissions for MCCR 2017 (June 17-23, 2017, Zeist, the Netherlands) open on December 7th, 2016 and closes on February 8th, 2017. For more information, please contact the MCCR Workshop Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to www.ecco-org.eu/workshop.