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Cancerandwork.ca is a website led by Dr. Christine Maheu, from McGill University and Ms. Maureen Parkinson, from the British Columbia Cancer Agency and their core team members, in partnership with the de Souza Institute. Advisory board members and expert writers made up of interdisciplinary clinicians, legal experts, management and policy makers, and academics also contributed to the content of the website.

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Here we will collect new research that is relevant to cancer and the workplace.

Am I ready to return to work? Assisting cancer survivors to determine work readiness

October 14, 2016

Source: Stergiou-Kita, M., Pritlove, C., Holness, D.L. et al. J Cancer Surviv (2016) 10: 699. doi:10.1007/s11764-016-0516-9.


Factors associated with work disability in employed cancer survivors at 24-month sick leave

October 14, 2016

Source: Muijen P., Duijts S., Bonefaas-Groenewoud K., van der Beek AJ. and Anema JR. Factors associated with work disability in employed cancer survivors at 24-month sick leave. BMC Cancer (2014) 14:236


Cancer survivors and return to work: Current knowledge and future research

October 14, 2016

Source: Duijts, S., Dalton, S. O., Lundh, M. H., Horsboel, T. A., and Johansen, C. (2016) Cancer survivors and return to work: current knowledge and future research. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.4235.


Factors reported to influence the return to work of cancer survivors: A literature review

October 14, 2016

Source: Spelten, Evelien R., Mirjam A. G. Sprangers, Jos H. A. M. Verbeek. Factors reported to influence the return to work of cancer survivors: A literature review. Psycho-Oncology. 2002. (11)2:124-131.


Employment Challenges for Cancer Survivors

October 13, 2016

Mehnert A., de Boer A, Feuerstein M. Cancer 2013;119(11 suppl):2151-59.


Employment and work-related issues in cancer survivors

October 13, 2016

Mehnert A. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 77 (2011) 109–130.


Cancer and Work: A Canadian Perspective

October 13, 2016

Nitkin P., Parkinson M., Schultz I., University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency, Funded by the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology


Research Related to Workplace Support for Cancer Survivors: Perspective of Employers

October 13, 2016

Download PDF Source: Return to Work Concerns Faced by People Dealing with Cancer, Literature Review and Consultation, Cancer Journey Advisory Group, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


Return to Work Concerns Faced by People Dealing with Cancer, Literature Review and Consultation

October 13, 2016

Cancer Journey Advisory Group, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


Protected: Audio to accompany the fear of recurrence and cancer worry study group

October 3, 2016

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.