Researchers looking for insight on returning to work

Dr. Christine Maheu of McGill University and Princess Margaret Hospital, UHN; Dr. Andrea Vodermaier at the University of British Columbia; and Katerina Rnic at the University of Western Ontario are are conducting a study called “Examing Return To Work In Cancer Survivors” which will investigate which patients return to work, and under what circumstances, including accommodations provided by the workplace, the meaning that work has for survivors, using work as a means of coping, and the importance of external motivations for working.

Given that very little is known about the challenges patients with cancer face with return to work (or with not returning to work), this study will be informative for employers, support groups and cancer care centers in providing enhanced support for patients as they transition back into the workforce.

They are looking for individuals who were diagnosed within the last two years and who were 61 years of age or younger at the time of diagnosis.

This study involves filling out a short 10-minute online survey on a secure website that is ran by the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto.

Click here to take the survey

We thank you for your time, and hope that you are interested in becoming involved in our study. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christine Maheu  at (416) 581-8631 or (

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