Thomas Cox elected Chair of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

Thomas R. Cox, Sep 2016

I’m delighted to say that I have been elected as Chair of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS) and will begin my term with immediate effect.

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The Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) is the representative body of the early career members of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS).

The Early Career Leadership Council of the MRS concept was created and formalized in 2011, and is open to graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are enrolled in educational or training programs leading to careers in cancer metastasis research.

The ECLC supports the MRS’s mission to: understand the process of metastasis at the cellular, molecular and biochemical levels; identify and evaluate therapeutics for their ability to control or reduce metastases in preclinical models; and work with clinical colleagues to design and implement clinical trials to translate findings to the clinic. This establishment of the ECLC will enable early career investigators to establish productive relationships with senior metastasis researchers and develop leadership and professional skills in a structured setting. Overall, the ECLC will address the needs of early career investigators and will develop and implement ECAM-sponsored activities at MRS meetings.

As Chair of the ECLC, I also hold a position on the MRS Executive Board with a duty and responsibility to represent the ECLC and the interests of early career researchers at MRS Executive Board meetings.

Read more about the MRS ECLC on our website