Changing the conversation about work and cancer


Transforming Breast Cancer Together – Renewed Call for Change

Posted: 7th June 2021

Transforming Breast Cancer Together has published its Renewed Call for Change position paper in response to the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP).  Overall, TBCT members applaud the ambitious scope of the Plan and would like to bring to the attention of the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States, key recommendations that… [Read More]

Cancer Survivors at Work – The Unspoken Truths

Posted: 30th March 2021

On Tuesday 16th March, Barbara Wilson and Stephen Bevan made a (pre-recorded) presentation to the 2021 Health and Wellbeing at Work conference with the title ‘Cancer Survivors at Work – The Unspoken Truths’ followed by a live Q &A.  You can find a copy of the full presentation here

Achieving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients and Survivors: Returning to Work

Posted: 29th January 2021

As mentioned in the December newsletter, WWC became a supporter of ECO (European Cancer Organisation) last year and was able to contribute to a paper prepared by its Survivorship and Quality of Life Network:  Free from Cancer: Achieving Quality of Life for All Cancer Patients and Survivors. Following this we contributed some slides to ECO’s… [Read More]

RedArc adds specialist cancer organisation to its partner panel

Posted: 17th November 2020

We are pleased to confirm that WWC’s coaching and training support has been added to the panel of additional services offered by RedArc nurses, thus expanding the range of their services and the range of clients WWC will be able to support. Barbara Wilson commented “Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer so we can… [Read More]

It’s time to reimagine care and transform breast cancer together, argues MEP Frances Fitzgerald

Posted: 5th November 2020

MEP Frances Fitzgerald, a member of Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee, has written an opinion piece for The Parliament Magazine in #EPGenderEqualityWeek.  She says it’s now more important than ever to ensure minimum disruption to the treatment and lives of patients suffering from conditions such as breast cancer.  The full article can be… [Read More]

Transforming Breast Cancer Together: Bridging the Gap in Breast Cancer Care

Posted: 27th October 2020

Breast  cancer  is the  most  common  cancer  among  women  in  Europe,  yet  there  are  still huge gaps  in  breast  cancer  care.  The  current  pandemic  has  deepened  these  challenges,  as the continuity of treatments and care for patients have been severely disrupted.  To raise  awareness  on this pressing  issue,  Transforming  Breast  Cancer  Together  recently organised  a… [Read More]

The European Code of Cancer Practice (The Code)

Posted: 24th September 2020

The European Code of Cancer Practice (The Code) is a citizen and patient-centred manifesto of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, in order to improve outcomes for all of Europe’s cancer patients.  It has been co-produced by a team of cancer patients, patient advocates and cancer professionals.  The Code focusses on informing and assisting cancer patients… [Read More]

World Kidney Cancer Day

Posted: 17th June 2020

Our Associate Louise Barrett talks about returning to work after treatment for cancer, and finding her work-life balance, in this special video produced by Ipsen for World Kidney Cancer Day (WKCD) on 18th June.

TBCT statement

Posted: 1st May 2020

In the light of current coronavirus pandemic, the Transforming Breast Cancer Together initiative of which WWC is a founding member decided to issue a joint statement outlining the challenges that breast cancer patients are encountering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement emphasises the importance of ensuring that all those affected by breast cancer can access… [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   Our contribution is in the article ‘Dealing with Cancer in the Workplace’ on Page 10’.

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