Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Take Part in Ground Breaking Research This Summer

The number of under-50s worldwide being diagnosed with cancer has risen by nearly 80% in 30 years but research has shown that 50% of employees are afraid to tell their employers.

‘With more than 178,000 people diagnosed this year in the UK alone, responsible leadership demands more than just compliance with regulations: it requires empathy, flexibility, and proactive measures.’ [Business Leader Magazine; Patricia Cullen, December/January 2024]

Working With Cancer (WWC) is partnering with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to conduct a groundbreaking survey aimed at informing employers about how best to support employees who are working with cancer and transitioning back into the workplace after active treatment.

We’re casting a wide net, inviting responsible employers from every corner of the UK, regardless of size, to share their insights, including those that have signed the Working with Cancer Pledge. The survey specifically targets UK-based professionals with senior HR responsibilities or managerial staff in smaller enterprises who might also perform HR tasks.

By taking part in this survey anonymously you’ll help many others. The study will illuminate continuing gaps in service provision, and so enable employers to develop services which will make a significant difference to the wellbeing of their employees affected by cancer.

We truly appreciate you taking part in the study. You can access the survey link here: