Cancer and Work-related Outcomes

Cancer and Work Outcomes Report Cover

The CWHP report "Work-Related Outcomes Among Employees With Cancer" presents a selected summary of recent research on the importance of stay at work and return to work outcomes for workers with cancer as well as a descriptive analysis of short-term work disability experience across six types of cancer for a multi-employer population of workers.  

This report was partially funded through PhRMA. The views presented in the report are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsoring organization nor collaborators on the study.

Access to high quality and appropriate treatment for cancer may mitigate the effects of work performance loss and prevent longer term periods of work disability and income disruption. Support can also be offered through employee assistance programs including guidance around caregiver support for employees with family members who have cancer.  Employers, providers and data scientists can all support the inclusion of the right data, resources and treatment to affect longer, healthier and more fulfilling working lives for employees with cancer.