With all of the new cancer treatments emerging, how can employers better manage issues related to the disease from a workplace perspective? With a roster of experts speaking on topics ranging from exciting new drugs to the role of the drug access navigator, Benefits Canada’s 2018 Employers Cancer Care Summit on Feb. 27 offered key insights into best practices and some of the solutions available.

Photos from the event are available in our photo gallery.

Here are some of the highlights of the sessions:

Options for supporting employees in the return to work
Many employers want to do everything they can to support employees dealing with cancer. But what are some of the most effective ways of offering support when it comes to employees returning to work?
Read more

Lung cancer ‘not one big disease’
The vast amount of variation in a disease such as lung cancer often signals different treatment options for patients. Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, chair of the lung cancer disease site team and head of the department of clinical trials at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, spoke about some of the treatment scenarios.
Read more

A primer on the role of drug access navigators
Among the sessions at the event was a primer on the role and services of a drug access navigator in allowing patients to focus on their health while undergoing treatment.
Read more

A look at best practices for managing cancer in the workplace
After reviewing, summarizing and translating more than 40 academic studies on cancer in the workplace, Chris Bonnett, principal consultant at H3 Consulting, found no lack of programs to address the issue.
Read more

One woman’s journey through the cancer treatment system
What’s the actual experience of dealing with the workplace while undergoing cancer treatment? During the event, one woman told her story, and it wasn’t a particularly positive one from the perspective of the workplace role.
Read more

The employer’s role in being ‘a very strong motivator’ in cancer patients’ return to work
From brain fog to fatigue, cancer patients face a range of challenges when it comes to staying at or going back to work.
Read more

Copyright © 2020 Transcontinental Media G.P. Originally published on benefitscanada.com

Join us on Twitter

Add a comment

Have your say on this topic! Comments that are thought to be disrespectful or offensive may be removed by our Benefits Canada admins. Thanks!

* These fields are required.
Field required
Field required
Field required