Changing the conversation about work and cancer

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Can Returning to Work Have Therapeutic Benefits for Cancer Survivors? 

Posted: 6th January 2020

WWC’s Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, has written a blog about the therapeutic benefits of returning to work and the role of healthcare professionals. ‘A year ago, getting back to work was the last thing on my mind. I had just finished the first of two rounds of chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer and had spent New Year’s… [Read More]

Working With Cancer: The Past, Present and Hopes for the Future

Posted: 6th January 2020

Working With Cancer’s Founder, Barbara Wilson, has written a blog about what we do and our thoughts about improving support for all those affected by cancer in the workplace. ‘I set up WWC in 2013/2014 after leaving corporate life in 2012 where I had pursued a successful career as an HR Director in the City.… [Read More]

Combating Cancer feature in The Times 16th October 2019

Posted: 16th October 2019

Working With Cancer recently contributed to a special ‘Combating Cancer’ feature which appeared in The Times on 16th October. The full article was commissioned by Raconteur and can be found here and at https://www.raconteur.net/combating-cancer-2019).   Our contribution is in the article ‘Dealing with Cancer in the Workplace’ on Page 10’.

Five common misconceptions about Cancer at work

Posted: 29th April 2019

Working With Cancer’s Founder and Director, Barbara Wilson, has contributed an article to The HR Director Magazine: ‘In the UK, there are currently 900,000 people of working age living with cancer, and the impressive increase in survival rates (in the UK cancer survival for 10 or more years has doubled from 24% to 50%)  means that… [Read More]

Changing the Conversation around Work and Cancer

Posted: 11th April 2019

Our Ambassador, Liz O’Riordan, has written a blog about her experience of returning to work after her cancer diagnosis. ‘ I spent most of my working life treating patients with cancer, but until I was diagnosed with cancer myself, I had no idea what a huge impact cancer would have on my own working life. … [Read More]

Lieve Wierinck MEP discusses ‘Transforming Breast Cancer Together’ with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 23rd July 2018

Lieve Wierinck MEP is leading an exciting new initiative in which we are delighted to be participating with the aim of transforming breast cancer care in the EU.  This interview with Lieve is part of the ‘String of Pearls’, a series of initiatives aimed at improving services for women in Europe with breast cancer and… [Read More]

Barbara Wilson interview in HRD Connect – Working with Cancer

Posted: 19th July 2018

Barbara Wilson was recently interviewed by HRD Connect, a publication for Senior HR leaders, about her experience of a cancer diagnosis in the workplac​e.  She also​ provides useful ​and important ​advice for employers and employees on how to support a ​colleague returning to work ​after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read the full interview here

Woman & Home Magazine – an interview with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 9th August 2017

An interview with Barbara Wilson appears in the September issue of Woman & Home magazine.  Barbara talks about what inspired her to set up Working with Cancer, and the support she received from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE). Read the full article here

Life after Cancer

Posted: 17th July 2017

This powerful blog by Chloe Fox, posted in the Sunday Times on 9th July, describes how a cancer diagnosis gets all of us to ask some fundamental questions of ourselves. “Cancer locks you inside your own body and out of your own life….It forces you to ask yourself the one question that only you can… [Read More]

Cancer at Work: An Interview with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 28th April 2017

Read Barbara Wilson’s interview with the Harley Street Concierge Blog  in the first in a series of articles about Cancer in the Workplace.  Barbara discusses a variety of topics including her personal experience ​of​ breast cancer; ​how ​companies ​could improve their ​support​ for​ employees​ and ​what you ​should ​do if you’re feeling unsupported at work ​Read the full article here

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