On Feb. 27 in Toronto, the 2019 Employers Cancer Care Summit addressed cancer-related concerns tied to benefits plans in the workplace. Here’s what you missed:

Gap services one solution to evolving developments in immunotherapy
When it comes to cancer treatment, immunotherapy is a game changer with an exciting future ahead, according to Dr. Jeff Rothenstein. Read more

Encouraging graduated return to work for employees with cancer
Since today’s cancer patients are much younger than they were in the past, doctors are treating patients who are actively working and are young parents, said Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley, oncologist and division head of hematology/oncology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Read more

Highlighting the role of vaccines in preventing HPV-related cancer
Since human papillomavirus can have a significant impact on the health of the working-age population, it’s necessary to talk to patients and employees at to look at the health benefits of vaccines, said Dr. Vivien Brown. Read more

Access to targeted treatment key to one patient’s experience with lung cancer
When Betty-Lynn LaFrance was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, she was completely shocked as she’d never smoked and had been very active her entire life. Read more

A patient’s journey with melanoma and drug coverage concerns
Living her best life with her husband Jeremy, Karen Formosa was looking forward to retiring within the next six years.  But all that changed when she was diagnosed in 2018, at the age of 56, with stage 3 BRAF melanoma. Read more

The employer role in bridging gap in cancer support
When Lisa Machado was diagnosed with a rare leukemia 11 years ago, one of her biggest challenges was finding emotional support and education. Read more

Find out more about upcoming Benefits Canada‘s events.

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