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WORKING WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

Posted: 5th November 2021

WWC has been working with The Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance on an awareness campaign ‘Uncovered: The truth about working with advanced breast cancer’ focused on goal number 10 of the ABC Global Charter: to help patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC) continue to work by implementing legislation that protects their right to work and… [Read More]

LIVING & WORKING WITH CANCER STUDY

Posted: 2nd November 2021

Being able to work with or after cancer is an unresearched area but one of increasing importance to our society. Because of this Working With Cancer has partnered with the Institute of Employment Studies and Dr Liz O’Riordan, Breast Cancer Consultant Surgeon to develop a survey which will enable us to understand the challenges cancer… [Read More]

Working with advanced breast cancer: building on our advanced Cancer campaign

Posted: 30th July 2021

WWC is working with The Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance on an awareness campaign focused on goal number 10 of the ABC Global Charter: to help patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC) continue to work by implementing legislation that protects their right to work and ensures flexible and accommodating workplace environments. A key part of this… [Read More]

Transforming Breast Cancer Together (TBCT) issues a statement in response to the European Parliament Special Committee’s Beating Cancer draft report

Posted: 6th July 2021

The European Parliament’s Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) has published its draft report on “strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer – towards a comprehensive and coordinated strategy”. The draft was prepared by rapporteur Véronique Trillet-Lenoir (RE, France).   In light of this draft report, TBCT decided to welcome the development by issuing a statement on… [Read More]

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]

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